Glaucoma Types 101

Glaucoma is a condition that causes increased fluid pressure inside the eye, which eventually affects the eyesight. However, there are many different types of glaucoma, including congenital or trauma-induced glaucoma.

This video explains that the majority of the population suffers from either primary open-angle glaucoma or acute angle closure glaucoma. These conditions primarily affect older adults and is caused by problems with the drainage canals in the eye. Although open angle glaucoma generally occurs gradually, closed angle glaucoma is much more serious. It comes on suddenly and should be treated by an ophthalmologist immediately.

Dr. Mark Hornfeld provides diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma in NYC. Contact our office today by calling (646) 502-4142 to schedule an appointment and get the answers to your vision questions and concerns. You can find more information about glaucoma and glaucoma treatments by clicking through our website.

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