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Rapidly losing eyesight

Posted by ray biollo on August 17, 1999 at 20:25:46
Re: optic neuropathy and field loss. Low tension glaucoma.
My sister who is 56 years old and has the above condition. We
are looking for second opinions and anyone that is familiar
with this rare condition and any new methods of treatment.

Posted by hfhs md - ni on August 18, 1999 at 21:28:13
Low tension glaucoma is no longer considered a rare condition and may be associated with up to 16% of adults with typical glaucoma.  A recent study has been performed which shows the benefits of reducing eye pressure in this condition.  I recommend that your sister find a good glaucoma specialist in her area for continued follow-up.

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