Normal-Tension Glaucoma (cont.)
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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.
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Medically reviewed by William Baer, MD; Board Certified Ophthalmology
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/29/2015
Robert C Urban, Jr, MD
Richard W Allinson, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Robert H Graham, MD
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