Glaucoma: Stealing Your Eyesight
The most common form of glaucoma chronic glaucoma causes permanent damage to the eye over time without giving any warning of the imminent danger to your vision. In an acute form, the eye disease can be a medical emergency. If untreated, all types of glaucoma may rob you of your peripheral vision (or side vision) and even cause blindness. The question then becomes: can you stop the thief?
Fortunately, you can stop glaucoma with early detection and regular treatments. All About Glaucoma gives you access to valuable information to help you keep a vigilant watch on glaucoma. Visit the links below to learn everything you need to know about the disease:
- Glaucoma Symptoms & Causes
- Glaucoma Treatment
- Glaucoma Resources
- Glaucoma Screening & Detection
- Glaucoma Surgery
- Glaucoma FAQ
You can also visit the U.S. News & World Report's Eye Health Center. Their section, in conjunction with Johns Hopkins University, provides up-to-date news and information on glaucoma.
QUICK FACT: Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damage the eye's optic nerve responsible for good eyesight and result in vision loss and blindness. This disease is the second most common cause of vision loss in the United States.
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