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Glaucoma Questions

Glaucoma questions play a vital role in managing a glaucoma condition. Many people with glaucoma prefer to take an active part in making decisions about their condition and medical care. Making a list of glaucoma questions to ask your eye care professional is an excellent way to start learning more about your condition and finding the treatment that is right for you.

An Overview of Glaucoma Questions

Many people with glaucoma want to take an active part in making decisions about their medical care. They want to learn all they can about glaucoma and their treatment choices.
 
It often helps to make a list of questions before an appointment. To help remember what the doctor says at the appointment, patients may take notes. Some also want to have a family member or friend with them when they talk to the doctor -- to take part in the discussion, to take notes, or just to listen.
 

Questions About Glaucoma

You may want to ask your doctor these questions about your diagnosis:
 
  • What is my diagnosis?
  • What caused my glaucoma?
  • Can my glaucoma be treated?
  • How will glaucoma affect my vision now and in the future?
  • Should I watch for any particular glaucoma symptoms and notify you if they occur?
  • Should I make any lifestyle changes?
     

Questions About Treatment of Glaucoma

You may want to ask your doctor these questions about your glaucoma treatment:
 
  • What is the treatment for my glaucoma?
  • When will the glaucoma treatment start, and how long will it last?
  • What are the benefits of this treatment, and how successful is it?
  • What are the risks and side effects associated with this treatment?
  • Are there foods, drugs, or activities I should avoid while I'm on this treatment?
  • Are other treatments available?
     

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