What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damages the optic nerve, the nerve that connects the eye to the brain.
Symptoms of Glaucoma
In the early stages, there may be no symptoms. Later on, you might see blurry vision, halos around lights, or lose your peripheral vision.
Causes of Glaucoma
Increased pressure inside the eye can damage the optic nerve.
Risk factors for Glaucoma
Age, family history, race, and certain medical conditions.
How is Glaucoma diagnosed?
With a comprehensive eye exam, which may include a visual field test, tonometry, and ophthalmoscopy.
How is Glaucoma treated?
With eye drops, surgery, or both.
Can Glaucoma be prevented?
There is no way to prevent glaucoma, but early detection and treatment can help to slow or prevent vision loss.
How to take care of your eyes?
Get regular eye exams, quit smoking, and control your blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
When to see a doctor?
If you have any concerns about your vision, see an eye doctor right away.
Protect your vision!
Early detection and treatment are key to protecting your vision from glaucoma.