Glaucoma is the blanket term applied to a group of conditions that result in damage to the optic nerve. This type of nerve damage gradually weakens the ability to see, in some cases resulting in total vision loss: blindness.
Glaucoma is caused by damage to the optic nerve. The optic nerve is the part of the nervous system that connects the eyes to the rest of the brain, allowing the transmission of visual signals. When there is excess pressure applied to the optic nerve, it leads to glaucoma.
Different types of glaucoma include:
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Symptoms of gradual glaucoma include:
Symptoms of sudden glaucoma include:
Possible treatments for glaucoma include:
It is important to have routine eye exams with an ophthalmologist to screen for any signs of glaucoma.
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