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Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma (cont.)

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The prognosis is generally good for people with primary open-angle glaucoma.

  • With follow-up care and compliance with medical treatment, most people with primary open-angle glaucoma retain useful vision throughout their lifetime.

  • With poor control of intraocular pressure, continuing changes to the optic nerve and the visual field occur.

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