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
- 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?
- Eye Problems
- Family History
- Medical History
- Use of Certain Medicine