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Ocular Hypertension (cont.)

Outlook

The prognosis is very good for people with ocular hypertension.

  • With careful follow-up care and compliance with medical treatment, most people with ocular hypertension do not progress to primary open-angle glaucoma, and they retain good vision throughout their lifetime.
  • With poor control of elevated intraocular pressure, continuing changes to the optic nerve and visual field that could lead to glaucoma might occur.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/18/2015
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