Glaucoma is a chronic eye condition that results in optic nerve damage and vision loss. This video describes the physical processes that lead to glaucoma and the risk factors for this disease.
Glaucoma occurs when fluid builds up inside the eye and exerts pressure on the optic nerve, which is the structure that sends signals to the brain and allows for eyesight. Glaucoma treatment is currently limited to managing present symptoms. This is why it is essential to see your ophthalmologist for regular checkups. Early detection of glaucoma is essential for effective management that can slow any further vision impairment.
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