Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma (cont.)
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What is the follow-up for primary open angle glaucoma?
Depending on the amount of optic nerve damage and the level of intraocular pressure control, people with primary open-angle glaucoma may need to be seen from every 2 months to yearly, even sooner if the pressures are not being adequately controlled.
Glaucoma should still be a concern in people who have elevated intraocular pressure with normal-looking optic nerves and normal visual field testing results or in people who have normal intraocular pressure with suspicious-looking optic nerves and visual field testing results. These people should be observed closely because they are at an increased risk for glaucoma.
Can I prevent primary open-angle glaucoma?
Primary open-angle glaucoma cannot be prevented, but through regular eye examinations with an ophthalmologist, its progression may be prevented.
What is the outlook for primary open-angle glaucoma?
The prognosis is generally good for people with primary open-angle glaucoma.
Support Groups and Counseling for Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma
Educating people with primary open-angle glaucoma is essential for medical treatment to be successful. The person who understands the chronic (long-term), potentially progressive nature of glaucoma is more likely to comply with medical treatment.
Numerous handouts about glaucoma are available, two of which are listed below.
Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma Pictures
Medically reviewed by William Baer, MD Board Certified Ophthalmology
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/21/2016
Jerald A Bell, MD
Richard W Allinson, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Robert H Graham, MD
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