Longevity

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For those of you that have vision loss in both eyes due to glaucoma how long have you had it? Just looking at the longevity and how you have managed to save your sight?

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    I was diagnosed with glaucoma in both eyes about 15 years ago . It was kept under control with drops. 2 years ago the pressure started rising behind my right eye and they couldn't get it down and i started losing some of my peripheral vision. i had to have a trabeculectomy operation to lower the pressure and save my sight. i no longer have to use drops in this eye. i just have to use drops in my left eye to keep the pressure down and I have regular 6 monthly check ups.

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    Palooz, my glaucoma doc recently told me, "No one in the first world need go blind from glaucoma any more." I was diagnosed 11 years ago. I have Ahmed valves in both eyes after trab failure, and take Azopt and Rocklatan. Scheduled for cataract surgery in January. Target pressure is 8, but seems I am stable at 10, which is where I am now, down from 15. I get checked every 3 months. Twenty years ago my previous D.O. noticed high pressures but never did anything about it. I feel very lucky that I finally have a glaucoma group that I have faith in. Even though I have severe vision loss as a result of poor medical management in the past, I'm looking forward to keeping what vision I have left for the remainder of my lifespan. I'm 65.

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    hi, I've had narrow angle glaucoma diagnosed for 18 years buy i had it before diagnosis at least 5 years.

    ive had vision loss - peripheral. ive had cataract surgery - clear lens extraction and iridioplasties done. its progressing, but slowly as you see on the test results.

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