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Posted By: Sightline
Total Posts: 309
Joined Date: 20 Feb 2009

Everyone with glaucoma is different and because of this the acceptable eye pressure differs from one person to the next. Once your fathers glaucoma is stable with no further damage the pressure reading will be the acceptable pressure for him.

Posted : 25 Feb 2020
Posted By: U
Total Posts: 1
Joined Date: 17 Feb 2020

Hi, 

My dad has a glaucoma with only 5% vision. What should be his normal eye pressure now?

U

Posted : 17 Feb 2020
Posted By: Sightline
Total Posts: 309
Joined Date: 20 Feb 2009

Once damage is done it cannot be reversed. The important thing is to comply with everything your consultant advises you. Make sure you instil your drops daily and attend all of your appointments. A healthy lifestyle is also very important. Smoking should be avoided if possible. If you do smoke try to cut down each day. If you drink, an occasional glass of wine or beer is fine but not to excess. Oily fish 3 or 4 times a week is very good and eating healthy is always a good thing.

Regarding the treatment in Germany. We have spoken to a glaucoma patient in the past who paid for this treatment and were told it was not worth it. The results were not permanent and they would have had to keep going back and paying a large amount of money each visit so it is something to be avoided.

 

Posted : 5 Feb 2020
Posted By: Meunice
Total Posts: 2
Joined Date: 28 Jan 2020

Thank you for your reply. My doctor had told me restoration isn't possible, this is the information literally everywhere. Is there anything I can do to prevent the further nerve damage? 

Posted : 28 Jan 2020
Posted By: Spouse I
Total Posts: 16
Joined Date: 16 Apr 2017

Sorry to hear this.  I'm responding from the UK where healthcare is free.  Bluntly if this really worked don't you think the NHS would be using it.  It's expensive to have people lose their sight and Iits expensive to do repeat operations am not convinced by the claims about this clinic.

 

Ask a reliable doctor and see what they say.

Posted : 28 Jan 2020

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