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Can't be prevented, but can be treated. The surgeries are usually not done until medical therapy (eye drops) options have been exhausted.
IO pressure means intraocular pressure--the pressure inside your eyeball.

If you have narrow angle glaucoma, you already have glaucoma. The surgery wouldn't be preventing it, just helping it not get any worse, something eyedrops may be able to do. Do you take any eyedrops prescribed by your dr.? I have normal tension glaucoma ( diagnosed in 2003) in both eyes which means my eye pressure in my eyes is normal range for most people but too high for me. I take 2 different eye drops every day and have been told about the laser surgery as an option, by my opthomologist. The way I understand it the surgery would relieve me from taking the drops every day but may not last forever. Surgery might be needed again in the future. So far the drops are working at keeping the pressure down but I already have some vision loss that was there when I was first diagnosed. It hasn't gotten worse thanks to the drops. As long as they're working to keep my pressure down, laser surgery is not on my agenda.

Surgery is an option for you, it seems, but is usually used if drops don't help anymore. But as another poster said, if you're not comfortable with your dr., get a second opinion or change doctors. And don't be afraid to ask questions if you don't understand something. Those are the only set of eyes you get. With glaucoma, once you lose vision from it, there's no getting it back. Good luck with whatever you decide!
[QUOTE=robin48;2923484]IO pressure means intraocular pressure--the pressure inside your eyeball.

If you have narrow angle glaucoma, you already have glaucoma. The surgery wouldn't be preventing it, just helping it not get any worse, something eyedrops may be able to do. Do you take any eyedrops prescribed by your dr.? I have normal tension glaucoma ( diagnosed in 2003) in both eyes which means my eye pressure in my eyes is normal range for most people but too high for me. I take 2 different eye drops every day and have been told about the laser surgery as an option, by my opthomologist. The way I understand it the surgery would relieve me from taking the drops every day but may not last forever. Surgery might be needed again in the future. So far the drops are working at keeping the pressure down but I already have some vision loss that was there when I was first diagnosed. It hasn't gotten worse thanks to the drops. As long as they're working to keep my pressure down, laser surgery is not on my agenda.

Surgery is an option for you, it seems, but is usually used if drops don't help anymore. But as another poster said, if you're not comfortable with your dr., get a second opinion or change doctors. And don't be afraid to ask questions if you don't understand something. Those are the only set of eyes you get. With glaucoma, once you lose vision from it, there's no getting it back. Good luck with whatever you decide![/QUOTE]





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