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What is Glaucoma? - All Articles | Glaucoma Research Foundation


High Eye Pressure and Glaucoma

There is no specific level of elevated eye pressure that definitely leads to glaucoma; conversely, there is no lower level of IOP that will absolutely eliminate a person's risk of developing glaucoma.

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Understanding Uveitic Glaucoma

Patients with uveitic glaucoma may find their condition difficult to cope with. Thankfully, with modern treatments, many patients are able to maintain excellent vision.

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Do Lifestyle Choices Affect Glaucoma?

Patients with glaucoma want to help themselves and save their sight in any way they can beyond medications and surgery. Some lifestyle choices can modify eye pressure and may influence the risk of developing glaucoma.

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Video: Glaucoma Eye Exams

This short video reviews a variety of glaucoma tests, including ophthalmoscopy, tonometry, pachymetry, gonioscopy, a Visual Fields test, and optic nerve imaging.

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Video: Glaucoma Awareness

This short video gives an overview of glaucoma symptoms and risk factors. It is important to get a comprehensive eye exam to prevent vision loss due to glaucoma.

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Video: Exfoliation Syndrome

This brief video explains what Exfoliation Syndrome is, how it contributes to increased intraocular pressure, and the potential for developing glaucoma.

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Video: Glaucoma Risk Factors

This brief video provides an overview of some of the most common risk factors for developing glaucoma.

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Video: Angle-Closure Glaucoma

Symptoms of angle-closure glaucoma may include headaches, eye pain, nausea, rainbows around lights at night, and very blurred vision. This type of glaucoma is rare and requires immediate treatment.

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Does Blood Pressure Affect Glaucoma?

Blood pressure has an effect on glaucoma, but perhaps not in the way you might think. Dr. Cantor discusses traditional risk factors for glaucoma and other related risk factors including ocular perfusion pressure.

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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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