Glaucoma – Causes, Symptoms, Types, Prognosis, Treatment

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By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S

Glaucoma is a disease of the eye which damages your optic nerve. Optic nerve supplies visual information from your eyes to the brain.

It is caused due to abnormally increased pressure inside your eyes i.e. increased intraocular tension. But it may not be as a rule. This increased pressure tends to erode your optic nerve tissue. This eventually leads to loss of vision or blindness. The vision loss may be prevented if this condition is diagnosed and addressed at proper time.

It is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over the age of 60 years. It can occur at any age but is more common in older adults. Many forms of glaucoma manifest without warning signs. The effect is very gradual that you may not notice change in vision until in the advanced stages of the disease. Vision loss from glaucoma is irreversible. Glaucoma will need…

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