What is Glaucoma? - All Articles

Are You an Angle-Closure Glaucoma Suspect?

Angle-closure glaucoma is less common than open-angle glaucoma, but causes more vision loss for those who have it if it is not treated properly.

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Childhood Glaucoma: Parents Are First Line of Defense

Glaucoma is a disease where damage to the optic nerve can lead to blindness. Most of the time, it is discussed as affecting adults, but children can also be diagnosed with glaucoma. The key to successful preservation of vision is early diagnosis and treatment.

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Round Up the Usual Suspects!

If you've been told you are a glaucoma suspect, you're in good company — there are several million glaucoma suspects in the United States.

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Exfoliative Glaucoma

Glaucoma develops in some patients with a condition called exfoliation syndrome. Also known as pseudoexfoliation, it is caused by the abnormal accumulation of protein in the drainage system and other structures of the eye.

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Glaucoma Facts and Stats

Glaucoma is a very misunderstood disease. Often, people don't realize the severity or who is affected.

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The Genetics of Glaucoma: What is New?

Genetic factors are considered to play a key role in all major forms of glaucoma. In recent years the curtain that has blocked our view of the genetic cause of glaucoma has begun to lift, ushering in a new era in our understanding of the fundamental causes of glaucoma.

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Secondary Glaucoma

Secondary glaucoma refers to any form of glaucoma in which there is an identifiable cause of increased eye pressure, resulting in optic nerve damage and vision loss. This article provides an overview of secondary glaucomas.

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Video: Learning About Glaucoma

In this video, Dr. A. Sydney Williams discusses glaucoma and walks us through a typical eye examination.

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Who knew I had Glaucoma? I didn't.

Glaucoma is not just a disease your grandmother has. It can happen to anyone. And most types of glaucoma have no symptoms.

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Video: Open-Angle Glaucoma

Open-angle glaucoma occurs when the eye’s drainage system becomes clogged over time. This backed-up fluid increases pressure in the eye and can cause damage to eyesight.

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