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Glaucoma Prevention

The only methods of preventing glaucoma involve medications or surgery. For open-angle glaucoma, a study of more than 1,600 people with elevated IOP and no other signs of glaucoma showed that IOP-lowering eyedrops delay the development of glaucoma.

Called the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study, it found that 4% of people who took IOP-lowering medication developed glaucoma over a five-year period, compared with 10% of those who did not take these medications. A follow-up study found that IOP-lowering eyedrops cut the development of open-angle glaucoma in half among blacks.

For closed-angle glaucoma, making a hole in the iris with a laser (a procedure called laser iridotomy) can be preventive, although the decision to perform this treatment depends on a variety of factors.

Source: healthcommunities.com

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