Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain. This damage can lead to vision loss and blindness. Glaucoma is often associated with high pressure in the eye, but it can also occur when the pressure is normal. The most common types of glaucoma are open-angle glaucoma and angle-closure glaucoma.
In the early stages, glaucoma may not cause any symptoms. As the condition progresses, you may experience blurred vision, loss of peripheral vision, halos around lights, eye pain, redness in the eye, and nausea or vomiting. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention immediately.
Glaucoma is caused by damage to the optic nerve. This damage is often caused by a buildup of pressure in the eye, but it can also be caused by other factors such as poor blood flow to the optic nerve or a weakness in the optic nerve. Certain factors can increase your risk of developing glaucoma, such as age, family history, and certain medical conditions like diabetes.
Treatment for glaucoma depends on the type and severity of the condition. The goal of treatment is to lower the pressure in the eye and prevent further damage to the optic nerve. Treatment options include eye drops, oral medications, laser therapy, and surgery. It is important to work with your eye doctor to determine the best treatment plan for your individual needs.
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