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Diagnosed with Glaucoma?

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a disease that damages the optic nerve, typically by increasing pressure in the eye. If left untreated, it can ultimately lead to a complete loss of eyesight.

Currently, there is no cure for glaucoma, but early diagnosis and management can potentially preserve your sight for a longer period of time.

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What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a disease that damages the optic nerve, typically by increasing pressure in the eye. If left untreated, it can ultimately lead to a complete loss of eyesight.

Currently, there is no cure for glaucoma, but early diagnosis and management can potentially preserve your sight for a longer period of time.

Explore Glaucoma FAQs

Who is at Risk?

Age is the most common risk factor.

If you are over the age of 50, it’s particularly important to have an annual eye exam.

Additional risk factors to consider:

  • Family history
  • Diabetes, high blood pressure, or sickle-cell anemia
  • Naturally thin corneas
  • Extreme vision problems unrelated to disease
  • A history of eye injury or surgery
  • Extended corticosteroid use
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Glaucoma’s impact on vision

Over time, glaucoma can impact your sight by narrowing your field of vision. Regular checkups with your doctor can result in an early diagnosis, before vision impairment  occurs.

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Glaucoma’s impact on vision

Over time, glaucoma can impact your sight by narrowing your field of vision. Regular checkups with your doctor can result in an early diagnosis, before vision impairment  occurs.

Move the arrow to see how glaucoma could impact vision.