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Can vision loss from glaucoma be reversed?

Vision loss from acute glaucoma can be reversed if the pressure is reduced soon enough. In most cases there is some visual loss, but controlling the pressure can reduce the amount of visual loss.

Vision loss from glaucoma is irreversible unfortunately. However, it is important to maintain regular complete eye care. It may be that glasses, cataract surgery, and treatment for diabetic macular edema or bleeding may be necessary which may improve vision.

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