My ophthalmologist had a ‘watch’ on my eyes from when I was aged in my 50’s. The reason being, my mother had glaucoma, she was diagnosed when she was around 70 (1972).
By 2020, when I was aged 71, my ophthalmologist detected signs of glaucoma in my right eye, with pressure at first being 25 mmHg.
Early in 2003 I had extensive tests to determine whether I definitely had glaucoma, the result was in the right eye only, however, I was placed on two types of drops to use in both eyes.
My pressures have both improved and fluctuated through the years, but now they remain at approximately 11/13 mmHg.
Just over a year ago, my doctor told me that my left eye is untouched by glaucoma, and my right eye has slight damage in the peripheral area. This supports what I often think about; that even though I truly have glaucoma in one eye, I’m glad both have been treated.
My sight is good, I am very grateful that my doctor and I kept watch on my eyes when I was aged in my 50’s, so changes in my eyes were detected as early as possible.
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I am very grateful that my doctor and I kept watch on my eyes when I was aged in my 50’s, so changes in my eyes were detected as early as possible...Valda