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my father went 95% blind due to untreated glaucoma, is there

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my father went 95% blind due to untreated glaucoma, is there any prtial cure for him to get back some of his vision with new technology.
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Submitted: 6 years ago via Glaucoma Research Foundation.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stevens replied 6 years ago.

Hello there RM

as of 2010 we do not have any way of regenerating the optic nerve that has been damaged due to glaucoma. If he has any cataract, it can be removed to help maximize his vision, and treatment needs to be aggressive to keep the remaining 5%. I wish him well, Dr. Stevens

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