What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a complicated disease in which damage to the optic nerve leads to progressive, irreversible vision loss. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness.

What Causes Glaucoma?
  • dilating eye drops
  • blocked or restricted drainage in your eye
  • medications, such as corticosteroids
  • poor or reduced blood flow to your optic nerve
  • high or elevated blood pressure
What are the Symptoms of Glaucoma?
  • severe eye pain
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • redness in your eye
  • sudden vision disturbances
  • seeing colored rings around lights
  • sudden blurred vision.
What Are the Types of Glaucoma?
  • Open-Angle (Chronic) Glaucoma
  • Angle-Closure (Acute) Glaucoma
  • Congenital Glaucoma
  • Secondary Glaucoma
  • Normal Tension Glaucoma
Who Is at Risk of Glaucoma?
  • Age
  • Ethnicity
  • Eye Problems
  • Family History
  • Medical History
  • Use of Certain Medicine