Glaucoma is a condition that affects thousands of Americans every year. If you have first degree relatives with glaucoma then it is advisable that you have your eye pressure regularly checked by an ophthalmologist. Left untreated glaucoma can lead to eye damage and even blindness.
Glaucoma is a disease that damages your eye’s optic nerve. It usually happens when fluid builds up in the front part of your eye. That extra fluid increases the pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness for people over 60 years old. But blindness from glaucoma can often be prevented with early treatment. Glaucoma can be managed with various eye drops and in other case, special lasers.