What is glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a group of diseases that affect the optic nerve and causes irreversible vision loss. The optic nerve is a sensitive part that connects the eyes with the brain. Glaucoma is commonly the result of increased intraocular pressure (eye pressure or IOP) putting tension on the optic nerve. Eye pressure rises when the fluid in the eye does not drain efficiently through the drainage channels in the eye.
What tests are required for glaucoma evaluation?
Are you at risk for Glaucoma?
The following factors increase the risk of developing glaucoma:
Treatment options for Glaucoma
All glaucoma therapies are geared towards lowering the eye pressure and include medications, lasers, and surgeries.
Can vision loss from glaucoma be recovered?
Unfortunately, there is no therapy to reverse glaucoma damage. The goal of therapy is to slow down the progression of glaucoma.