I was diagnosed with early glaucoma 3.5 months ago (October 2021) at the age of 40. It’s the regular primary open angle. My highest pressures were 23 OD 22 OS before diagnosis and I had some damage already in my Humphrey Visual Field test (but still enough to be considered early glaucoma).
All the old stats about glaucoma blindness are referring to the past data. There’s no stats for someone like me diagnosed recently in 2021 because the future has not been written and there is much hope ahead.
Therefore, in this day and age and with the expectation of another 40, 50, 60 years of life for me - God willing - do I really even need to worry about complete (bilateral) blindness in my lifetime?
I live in the US which is a developed country.