What is glaucoma?

What is glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a chronic eye disease that damages the optic nerve and leads to loss of vision. It is usually associated with elevated eye pressure and progresses slowly over time. It occurs more commonly in people with a family history of the disease and in those over the age of 50. Glaucoma cannot be cured but it can be managed using laser, eye drops, or surgery. It is known as a silent thief of sight because people with this disease often don’t know that they have a problem until it reaches a very advanced stage. It is therefore important to have regular eye checkups with your optometrist or ophthalmologist to screen for this disease. Author: Dr Thariq Bagus

What is glaucoma?

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