Hi. I understand how difficult it is. There are few causes of blindness running into family. Congenital glaucoma is one of them which ultimately lead to vision loss if not treated in time and properly. Fortunately u were operated for same. I assume ur wife has healthy. It is better to undergo genetic testing to know to what extent disease is transimitted to offsprings. Once it is known, u can plan pregnancy. If transmission rate is high, can get prenatal genetic testing done to know if baby in womb is also affected. Suggest to consult ur glaucoma expert and genetists for detailed evaluation. Hope this helps. We can connect further if need be.
Was this answer helpful?|
.. nicking or AV crossing changes you mentioned, although present, seem quite harmless in the fundus photos you have sent me. Please do not worry about these, as they are not associated with other precursor changes of hypertensive retinopathy. I am a... Read fullWhat is the reason for blurred vision and sensitivity to light?
.. of photophobia and blurry vision points out to the following possibilities: Corneal epithelial dystrophy. Uveitis. Glaucoma. Given that there is a history of congenital impairment of vision in one eye, this tips the diagnosis towards glau... Read fullCan glaucoma and cataract be operated at the same time?
.. all reports carefully (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your doctor has correctly said that it is an advanced form of glaucoma. The treatment depends on the type of glaucoma, either open-angle glaucoma or closed angle glaucoma. It... Read full
Query: Hello doctor, I have received a blood test back that I am confused about. I have previously been diagnosed with hereditary hemochromatosis but a new physician recently did the genetic test and indicated that I only had one of the genes present and thus was a carrier and not a patient.The blood test... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39-year-old male with a low sperm count of 1.9 million. My blood work shows that I have a high FSH. Our doctor highly suggested that I get genetic testing done before we proceed with an IVF or an ICSI. I would like to know why he would suggest that. Read Full »
Article Overview: Glaucoma is an eye condition that is caused by fluid-build up and increased pressure in the eye, leading to progressive vision loss. Read Article
Glaucoma is a chronic, progressive disease. It poses a diagnostic dilemma for ophthalmologists and the patients get frustrated because it is often diagnosed at the advanced stage and they are unaware that they even have a disease. As there are no symptoms initially, they are unsure if they should co... Read Article
Ask your health query to a doctor online?Ask an Internal Medicine Physician Now