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Primary Congenital Glaucoma (cont.)

Follow-up

Frequent follow-up visits are needed after surgery. During these visits, the ophthalmologist examines the child’s eyes and evaluates the effectiveness of the procedure in reducing IOP.

Children who have been diagnosed with primary congenital glaucoma must continue to receive follow-up care throughout their lives. Surgery can control IOP and help prevent vision loss; however, it does not cure children of the glaucoma. Children are still at risk for further glaucoma development and vision loss during their lifetime.

Prevention

Primary congenital glaucoma cannot be prevented, but, if suspected, immediate treatment from an ophthalmologist can protect the child’s visual future and prevent vision loss.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/14/2014
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