What is Glaucoma?
Eye disease that affects 2 of every 100 persons; it occurs when increased pressure in the eye causes irreversible damage to the optic nerve.
What are the Symptoms?
The most common type of glaucoma is symptomless; an eye exam is the only way to discover the problem.
What are the Risk Factors?
- Family history of glaucoma
- Heart Disease
What is the Treatment?
- Eye drops to lower the pressure within the eye
- Laser therapy to stimulate cells in the drainage outlet
- Surgical treatment to increase fluid drainage