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Living with Glaucoma
Living with Glaucoma FAQ
If you are like me, you will have to change your lifestyle considerably to accomodate this affliction.

A: Not necessarily. In my case I have lost 80% for my left and 60% for my right eye.
A: Because your brain fools you into thinking your sight is fine. It fills in details that simply don't exist and objects, even as large as a bus, can suddenly appear as they move into your very narrow field of view (tunnel vision).  Your lack of, or diminished, 3d vision will cause many problems such as knocking things over in you peripheral vision area, falling over objects at your feet such as small children, wet-floor signs, etc.
A: The gene responsible for Glaucoma is on the x chromosome and is therefore carried down the female line. If you are female, and you have Glaucoma, then your children will likely get it as well. You should advise them to get regular checks over the age of 40.
A: People at risk should have their inter-occular eye pressure (IOP) checked periodically. Normal pressures are in the low teens. Permanent damage is likely to occur with uncontrolled pressures over 20 mm of Hg. My pressures were 39mm when I found out. The simplest way to check, at home, is with an Amsler grid (large version). This is my left and right eye.

A: Either by eye drops or operation.
A: By not disclosing this information to an insurance company you risk having any claims voided. By disclosing it you risk being dropped or a very significant rate increase.