Glaucoma Causes Peripheral Vision Loss

What is Glaucoma?


Glaucoma Defined

Glaucoma refers to a group of eye diseases in which damage to the optic nerve leads to progressive, irreversible vision loss. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness. The most common types are Primary Open-AngleAngle-Closure and Normal-Tension glaucoma.

With the facts about glaucoma, you can take charge of your health with a few adjustments to your routine. Caring for your eyes may include medication, surgery, or a combination of glaucoma treatments. A number of medications are currently in use to treat glaucoma. Typically, medications are prescribed to reduce elevated intraocular pressure and prevent damage to the optic nerve. In cases where surgery is required, Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS), Laser and/or conventional surgical procedures are performed with a high success rate.

The early detection of glaucoma is key to limit irreversible vision loss. Visiting an optometrist for an annual comprehensive eye exam is essential to ensure early detection.

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