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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)  
    Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye's optic nerve. It is a leading ... no symptoms at first. Without treatment, people with glaucoma will slowly lose their peripheral, or side vision. ...
  2. Glaucoma Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    Glaucoma Introduction Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can lead to blindness if not treated. ... nerve and can lead to blindness. Types of Glaucoma There are 5 types of glaucoma: • open-angle ...
  3. Open-angle glaucoma; Chronic glaucoma; Chronic open-angle glaucoma; Primary open-angle glaucoma; Closed-angle glaucoma; Narrow-angle glaucoma; Angle-closure ...
  4. Facts about Glaucoma From the National Institutes of Health (National Eye Institute)  
    ... Health Information » Glaucoma » Facts About Glaucoma Facts About Glaucoma This information was developed by the National Eye ... Information? How Should I Use My Glaucoma Eyedrops? Glaucoma Defined What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a group ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. Glaucoma, Open-Angle From the National Institutes of Health (National Eye Institute)  
    Home » Resources » Statistics and Data » Glaucoma Glaucoma, Open-angle Open-angle Glaucoma Defined In open-angle glaucoma, the fluid passes too slowly through a spongy meshwork. Since the fluid ...
  8. What Is Glaucoma? (Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology)  
    ... Sun Eye Health News Consumer Alerts What Is Glaucoma? Tweet Glaucoma is a disease that damages the ... closure glaucoma) Congenital glaucoma Secondary glaucoma Open-angle glaucoma The most common form of glaucoma is called ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. Driving When You Have Glaucoma (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)  
    ... your ability to drive safely. How can having glaucoma affect my driving? Glaucoma can cause partial vision ... of view. Can I still drive with a glaucoma? Most likely Yes, if your glaucoma is found ...
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