Glaucoma is a group of progressive, painless eye diseases that can cause blindness. With all types of glaucoma, the nerve connecting the eye to the brain is damaged, often due to high eye pressure.
There are many types of glaucoma, however the most common type of glaucoma (open-angle glaucoma) often has no symptoms other than slow vision loss. Angle-closure glaucoma, although rare, is a medical emergency and its symptoms include eye pain with nausea and sudden visual disturbance.
At this time glaucoma has no cure, however treatment can slow vision loss and help preserve the vision we have. Treatment options include eye drops, medications, and surgery. Regular eye examinations are very important, as early detection of the disease results in the best chance for preserving vision.
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