Glaucoma is a complicated disease in which damage to the optic nerve leads to progressive, irreversible vision loss. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness.
A diagnosis of glaucoma may raise concerns about driving ability. Safe driving requires clear central vision and adequate peripheral vision.
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Glaucoma is actually a group of diseases. The most common type is hereditary.
There are typically no early warning signs or symptoms of open-angle glaucoma.
Early detection, through regular and complete eye exams, is the key to protecting your vision.
Everyone is at risk for glaucoma. However, certain groups are at higher risk than others.
Get the facts about glaucoma, and protect your vision.
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Tracy Hammond had his first eye surgery when he was just three weeks old; now 39, Tracy's vision struggles continue, yet he remains optimistic because he knows researchers are working on better treatments and a cure for glaucoma.
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Glaucoma affects over 60 million people worldwide.
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