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Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD
Category: Eye
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Experience:  Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
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1. Is a trabulectomy the best choice for stopping the

Customer Question

1. Is a trabulectomy the best choice for stopping the advance of the glaucoma normal tension glaucoma, with drops I am at 12-14 in each eye
2. Is there less invasive surgeries, ie. a canoplaste, that can do the same thing, reduce the pressure under 10
3. Since I have high myopia, and severe damage to my eye can I lose more vision in my eye
4. Is this safe, what our the odds of stopping low tension glaucoma.
At Jules Stein this is the surgery of choice
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.
Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Dr. Rick :

Are you available to chat?

Dr. Rick :

Normal tension glaucoma can be a difficult beast to tame.

Dr. Rick :

Jules Stein is a very, very good place to be treated for eye diseases.

Dr. Rick :

Hi.

Customer:

actually, I am at work, and not abel to talk, can I talk later

Dr. Rick :

do you know how extensive your visual field loss is or what your optic nerve looks like (cup/disk ratio)? Also, how fast has your vision loss been progressing with IOPs in the low teens?

Dr. Rick :

Sure. No problem. We can chat later.

Customer:

Actually I am not sure how fast my vision is leaving, but I have been losing vision steadily since noticing it a year ago, I also know it started in 2003, a visual field test was taken at UCLA but no one gave me the results, I did not discover I had glaucoma till 2008

Dr. Rick :

ok, I am about to leave work now for dinner with the wife. I should be back online in a couple of hours. Will that work for you?

Customer:

In 6 years I have lost alot of vision in my left eye. sure, thank you

Dr. Rick :

Ok. I'll talk to you tonight.

Dr. Rick :

Are you available to chat?

Dr. Rick :

I'm back.