Glaucoma

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 Tests What are glaucoma tests? Glaucoma tests are a group of tests that help diagnose glaucoma, a disease of the eye that can cause ... to prevent vision loss. Why do I need glaucoma testing? If you have open-angle glaucoma, you ...
  3. Glaucoma is a group of eye disorders in which the optic nerves connecting the eyes and the brain are progressively damaged. This damage can lead to reduction ...
  4. Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that can damage the optic nerve. This nerve sends the images you see to your brain. Most often, ...
  5. ... eyes. The test is used to screen for glaucoma . It is also used to measure how well glaucoma treatment is working. ... ulcers or eye infections , or a history of glaucoma in your family. Always tell your provider what ...
  6. Glaucoma Foundation (Glaucoma Foundation)  
    Contact Us Donate About Glaucoma Understanding Glaucoma The Eye and How it Works Diagnosing Glaucoma Treating Glaucoma Who’s at Risk? Living With Glaucoma Patient Resource ...
  7. Glaucoma From the National Institutes of Health (National Eye Institute)  
    Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can cause vision loss and blindness. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of glaucoma.
  8. What Is Glaucoma? (American Academy of Ophthalmology)  
    Glaucoma/Start Here ... Glaucoma ... Glaucoma is a disease that damages your eye's optic nerve. It usually happens when fluid builds up and increases pressure inside ...
  9. Types of Glaucoma From the National Institutes of Health (National Eye Institute)  
    Glaucoma/Start Here ... Glaucoma ... National Eye Institute ... Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can cause vision loss and blindness. Read about different types ...
  10. Glaucoma: Symptoms and Causes (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
    Glaucoma/Start Here ... Glaucoma ... Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
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