How To Treat Eyes That Have Been Blind For A Long Time Due To Glaucoma?
Hello, my name is Lastri, I have a friend who is 25 years old and has been blind for almost 15 years. I think you can still help it or not, thanks
Hello, good afternoon Lastri.
Beforehand, it needs to be ascertained first, is your friend experiencing blindness really because of glaucoma (a diagnosis from the ophthalmologist who treats / treating) or is it just the assumption of your friend / family friend?
If your friend's blindness is almost 15 years old and now your friend's age is 25 years old, then your friend will experience blindness when he was a child, which is at the age of 10. Some of the causes of blindness in children include:
deficiency of vitamin A which causes injury to the cornea of the eye
Measles (measles), which can affect the corneal cells of the eye
use of traditional eye medicine
cataract, which is a cloudy condition in the lens of the eye that interferes with a person's vision. Cataracts in childhood can occur due to infection with the Rubella virus during pregnancy or due to genetic / hereditary factors
glaucoma, which is an increase in eye pressure causing nerve damage to the eye. Glaucoma generally occurs in people who are elderly. However, glaucoma can also occur in childhood
refractive errors, namely vision problems due to disturbances in the refraction of light, such as nearsightedness (or the layman often calls it minus eye), farsightedness, and astigmatism.
low vision, which is a permanent decrease in vision function so that the ability to see is very low (usually still able to see light) which does not improve with glasses, drugs, and surgery.
Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP), which is an abnormality of the retina (the layer behind the eyeball where there are many nerve fibers in the eye) that occurs in preterm infants (premature)
Regarding whether the condition experienced by your friend can be corrected or not, you need to consult the doctor who checks it directly. We suggest that your friends consult an ophthalmologist. The doctor will perform a complete examination, starting from the strength of the vision that is currently still there, to the parts of the eye (cornea, lens, nerve layer, etc.). Generally, treatment results will be better if diagnosis and treatment are carried out from the start. The longer the diagnosis is made and the treatment is carried out, the treatment results will generally get worse (difficult to fix).
I hope this helps.
Greetings, dr. Denisa