Glaucoma By ian worley

Glaucoma is a disease that causes damag to the optic nerve and leads to vision loss.

When extra fluid builds up in the front of the eye, the pressure from that extra fluid damages the optic nerve


  • Vision loss
  • Eye pain
  • Nausea
  • Sudden visual disturbance
  • Vision loss may include, blurred vision, distorted vision, or straight vision loss.

From the age of 41-60+

A person with glaucoma would have the same vision as a person walking around with a tube around their eyes.

Genetic factors are considered to play a role in glaucoma.

Treating glaucoma

Treating glaucoma can be simple as eye drops and medication for slight blindness. Surgery is also an option. Surgery using an intensely hot and focused beam of light. The surgery is made to release pressure in the eye.

American glaucoma society is an organization that promotes education about glaucoma. Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the United States. Over three million people are living with glaucoma in the United States.

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