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Is there a cure for glaucoma?

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Because the disease can strike people at any age and there is no cure, treatment for glaucoma may need to continue for several decades. Although some researchers express concern that the laser's effects may last only three to five years before the eyes need to be treated again, drugs may become less effective over time as well.

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Bradford, C. (Editor) , American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2004.  Basic Ophthalmology

The Mayo Clinic: "Eye Care."

Macular Degeneration Partnership.

National Institutes of Health web site: "NIH study provides clarity on supplements for protection against blinding eye disease."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on March 30, 2019

SOURCES: 

Bradford, C. (Editor) , American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2004.  Basic Ophthalmology

The Mayo Clinic: "Eye Care."

Macular Degeneration Partnership.

National Institutes of Health web site: "NIH study provides clarity on supplements for protection against blinding eye disease."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on March 30, 2019

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