Normal-Tension Glaucoma (cont.)
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When to Seek Medical Care
Regular eye examinations with an ophthalmologist are important to screen for optic nerve damage and vision loss despite a normal eye pressure.
Those who are suspected of having normal-tension glaucoma may also undergo a physical examination with a doctor who is familiar with both cardiovascular diseases (those involving the heart and the blood vessels) and neurologic disorders (those involving the nervous system) because of their association with this type of glaucoma.
Your ophthalmologist will want to know if there is a history of glaucoma or optic nerve abnormalities in your family because these conditions are often inherited.
During your eye examination, your ophthalmologist will also ask you about the following, all of which may be associated with normal-tension glaucoma:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/25/2014
Robert C Urban, Jr, MD
Richard W Allinson, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Robert H Graham, MD
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