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Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye's optic nerve. It is a leading cause of blindness in the United States. It usually happens when the fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises, damaging the optic nerve. Often there are no symptoms at first. Without treatment, people with glaucoma will slowly lose their peripheral, or side vision. They seem to be looking through a tunnel. Over time, straight-ahead vision may decrease until no vision remains.

A comprehensive eye exam can tell if you have glaucoma. People at risk should get eye exams at least every two years. They include

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  1. Glaucoma (National Library of Medicine)  
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  3. Facts about Glaucoma From the National Institutes of Health (National Eye Institute)  
    ... is the best person to answer specific questions. Glaucoma Defined What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage ... the optic nerve get damaged by open-angle glaucoma? Several large studies have shown that eye pressure ...
  4. Genetics Home Reference: Early-onset glaucoma From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Early-onset glaucoma On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... definitions Reviewed February 2009 What is early-onset glaucoma? Glaucoma is a group of eye disorders in ...
  5. Treatments for Open-Angle Glaucoma: A Review of the Research for Adults (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)  
    ... Summary – Feb. 14, 2013 Treatments for Open-Angle Glaucoma: A Review of the Research for Adults Formats ... page. Understanding Your Condition What is open-angle glaucoma? Open-angle glaucoma is one of several kinds ...
  6. What Is Glaucoma? (Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology)  
    ... Congenital glaucoma Secondary glaucoma Glaucoma suspect Open-angle glaucoma The most common form of glaucoma is called ... by an ophthalmologist for proper diagnosis. Normal-tension glaucoma Eye pressure is expressed in millimeters of mercury ( ...
  7. Glaucoma, Open-Angle From the National Institutes of Health (National Eye Institute)  
    Glaucoma, Open-angle Listen Open-angle Glaucoma Defined In open-angle glaucoma, the fluid passes too slowly through a spongy meshwork. Since the fluid builds up, the pressure inside ...
  8. Glaucoma Research Foundation (Glaucoma Research Foundation)  
    ... at 7 months. Read his story » Learn About Glaucoma Glaucoma is a complicated disease in which damage ... Booklet Vision Loss Progression healthy advanced Tips for Glaucoma Care We've worked with patients, researchers, and ...
  9. Glaucoma Symptoms (BrightFocus Foundation)  
    ... for Change Get Involved Research Grants Special Events Glaucoma Symptoms What are the Symptoms of Glaucoma? For the majority of glaucoma cases, including the ...
  10. African Americans and Glaucoma (Glaucoma Research Foundation)  
    African Americans and Glaucoma email Send this article to a friend by filling out the fields below: Your name: Your friend's name: Your ... and eventually, in developing more effective treatments. Does glaucoma treatment differ? Although treatment varies for all individuals, ...
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