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Can glaucoma be prevented?

With the exception of some cases of angle-closure glaucoma, it is not possible to prevent glaucoma, or to reverse damage to the optic nerve. Having regular eye exams can help to detect signs of glaucoma as early as possible.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 13 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Eye injuries


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