Eye Care Community
Post Traumatic Glaucoma
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to eye care, cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment, eye infections, misaligned eyes, intra-ocular implants, refractive surgery (LASIK and CK), glasses, contact lenses, amblyopia, eye injuries, dry eyes, ocular allergy, eye pain and discomfort, pediatric eye disorders, eyelid and tearduct surgery, poor eyesight, and eye surgery.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Post Traumatic Glaucoma

I suffered an attack 3 years ago and my right eye suffered a hyphema, a tear to the iris sphincter, a light iridodialysis and angle recession. Every year, twice a year  I've been going to the specialist to have my eye pressure checked . This last time the doctor suggested me to go for checkup 3 times per year. So far my eye pressure is stable, my optic nerve looks fine and there are no signs of glaucoma or increases in my eye pressure. I get the impression the doctor feels I have a strong chance on developing it because of the amount of checkups I need to carry, of course of this I'm not sure but I know this is a constant though in my head. I'm 23 years old so I am very worried about it developing to glaucoma one day.  I wanted to ask basically if in case I do develop it, following my doctors orders, it's unlikely to have severe loss of vision or something worst and if it's treatable, I've heard traumatic glaucoma is much more difficult to handle and stronger medication and more complicated surgery is needed. Thank you. (my eyesight is almost as good as it was before, I do not use glasses)
711220_tn?1251894727
Once a year is adequate in most cases unless the pressure is increasing. Glaucoma after trauma occurs 10 to 20 years later in most cases.

Google traumatic glaucoma.

Dr. O.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Eye Care Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Eye Care Answerers
10949559_tn?1414054405
Blank
LisaTaylor
Mississauga, ON
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
flossy93
CA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
KayakerNC
NC
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
etrader
United Kingdom
344352_tn?1404490466
Blank
cristina1676
Lyndhurst, NJ