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Glaucoma: What’s new and what do I need to know?

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March 11, 2021

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Shelli Reber
March 15, 2021

Thank you for this article! Anyone reading this, please, please, please get your eyes examined. Even if you have no problems.

I am nearsighted, used to go to yearly appointments for glasses and contacts, and in my early 30s I started developing higher pressure (around 25) in both eyes. My doctor kept a close watch, checked my pressure every 3 months, and eventually started me on drops. I had NO symptoms, NO family history of glaucoma, NO risk factors other than being nearsighted. Fifteen plus years later I still go every 3 months, use my drops without fail, and I have no vision loss!

Listen to your doctor if they say you have high pressure, if you get damage to your optic nerve or retina, there is no fixing it. You go blind.

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