What is Glaucoma?

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Glaucoma is defined as damage to the optic nerve.   It usually results from high pressure in the eye and can cause tunneling of vision, an increase in the size of your blind spot and eventually blindness if left untreated. In the early stages, glaucoma can be managed with eye drops to reduce the pressure.   Later stages, however, may require surgical intervention. Since there are no early symptoms, this condition can only be detected by a thorough eye examination.  Therefore, it is important, especially for people with a family history of glaucoma, to have routine eye check-ups.

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