Category: Glaucoma

What is Glaucoma?

It is a condition that damages the optic nerve in the back of the eye. In most people who have glaucoma, their elevated eye pressures start the damaging cascade of events. In others, there is a vascular component that the nerve...

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Glaucoma occurs when pressure inside the eye damages the optic nerve. Symptoms normally don’t appear until the disease’s later stages, and can include a loss of peripheral vision or blind spots. Risk factors include...

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Detect Glaucoma Early

Anyone can get the vision-diminishing condition. But it’s prevalent among diabetics, people with a family history of the disease, African-Americans 40 and over, and anyone older than 60, especially Mexican-Americans. To...

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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is Glaucoma awareness month. A trip to your eye doctor can preserve what remaining vision you have left if you have glaucoma. Early glaucoma exhibits no symptoms, therefore advanced testing, such as a threshold visual...

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