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Question:
My 61 year old husband is almost blind from diabetes related glaucoma. Are there any surgical treatments available to return his vision?

Answer:
Vision loss from glaucoma is irreversible unfortunately.  However, it is important that your husband or any individual with diabetes and glaucoma maintain regular complete eye care.  It may be that glasses, cataract surgery, treatment for diabetic macular edema or bleeding may be necessary which may improve the vision.

Answered by: Louis B. Cantor, MDDr. Louis B. Cantor

Categories: Eye Conditions; Glaucoma; Eye Diseases; Eye Surgery

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