What is glaucoma, and how do I know if I have it?

Glaucoma is a disease that causes damage to the optic nerve, which is in the back of the eye. The optic nerve carries visual information to the brain. Glaucomatous damage to this nerve results in vision loss that starts in the peripheral vision and progresses toward the central vision. In most cases this damage occurs due to fluid build up inside the eye which results in increased eye pressure. The exact cause of this fluid build up is unknown, and it cannot be prevented…[Full Article Here]


~ by clearvisioneyecare on February 28, 2010.

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