First of all, thank you so much for offering this service. As I am sure you hear daily, I am terrified with the idea that I am a candidate for glaucoma
and now after researching the web and panicking, it is so nice to have someone to ask questions to.
Yesterday at my annual optometry appointment, my doctor indicated he was slightly concerned b/c the cup/disc ratio in one eye was .41 compared to .2 in the other. Additionally, in the .41 eye he noticed some minor defects in my retinal nerves. He said this could be a possible indication of glaucoma, it was not a definite indicator.
However, all night I have been wondering what that really means, what I need to do next to find out if it is glaucoma and if there is any preventative measures I can be taking.
Do you have any advice for what the odds of this being a sign of glaucoma are? Is there a next step I should be taking? I have requested past eye exam records and am sending them into my current doctor. But, what else should I know and most importantly what is the significance of my cup/disc ratio?
Thank you sooo much!