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Glaucoma Facts vs Myths Number 2

Myth #2 – Vision loss as a result of glaucoma can be recovered. 

Fact – Vision loss from glaucoma occurs when axons in the optic nerve become damaged and can no longer carry visual information to the brain. Since glaucoma kills nerve cells that are truly part of the brain, it is not surprising that once vision is lost from glaucoma, it cannot be restored. That is why we call glaucoma the “silent thief of sight”.

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