Eye Care Community
Should I be worried about 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

Should I be worried about glaucoma?

Hello. I'm a 48 yr old female with no family history.  My recent exam says IOP/tono 17 on both boxes. The doc says he wants me back for more testing and says he's very concerned about glaucoma. The tests are OCT, Pachy, and IOP check up. According to my record, which I requested, most reads, clear, good, and ok. On the bottom it reads, C/D 0.65 and O/D 0.6, vessels, 2/3, macula and periphery, good.
I can't help wonder if he just wants to do unnecessary tests or should I really be worried? Thank you.
Related Discussions
4 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
711220_tn?1251894727
Test are indicated due to the C/D of 0.65 and 0.6.  This is a description of the cupping of the optic nerve.  That is one of the signs of glaucoma.

Dr. O.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Thank you for your response! I was also told I could have had this since birth and my optic nerve is normal. I guess I don't want to believe I could have glaucoma since I have no family history and have never had any medical problems.
Is the cupping ratio determined while my eyes are dialated, and is it possible this is a normal reading for me?
Thanks again.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
'physiological optic disk cupping'

Could this be a possibility and could someone explain it to me? Thanks.
Blank
711220_tn?1251894727
The test will determine how closely this has to be followed.  

Dr. O.

Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Eye Care Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Eye Care Answerers
344352_tn?1404490466
Blank
cristina1676
Lyndhurst, NJ
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
flossy93
CA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
KayakerNC
NC
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
PedroPrado
McAllen, TX
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
laura5121
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Craig10x
New York, NY