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Normal-Tension Glaucoma (cont.)

Normal-Tension Glaucoma Prevention

Normal-tension glaucoma cannot be prevented; however, with regular eye examinations by an ophthalmologist, any further progression can be avoided.

Normal-Tension Glaucoma Outlook

With early diagnosis and medical treatment, further optic nerve damage and/or vision loss may be prevented. If this condition is not detected early, permanent loss of vision can occur.

Support Groups and Counseling for Normal-Tension Glaucoma

Educating people with normal-tension glaucoma is essential for successful medical treatment. The person who understands the chronic (long-term), potentially progressive nature of glaucoma is more likely to comply with medical treatment.

For More Information on Normal-Tension Glaucoma

American Academy of Ophthalmology

Glaucoma Research Foundation

Prevent Blindness American

The Glaucoma Foundation

Lighthouse International

Medically reviewed by William Baer, MD; Board Certified Ophthalmology

REFERENCE:

"Open-angle glaucoma: Epidemiology, clinical presentation, and diagnosis"
UpToDate.com


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/29/2015
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