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Glaucoma

Glaucoma
 
Glaucoma is an eye disease that is characterized by loss of nerve tissue that results in vision loss.Glaucoma damages the optic nerve, and this causes alterations of the visual field. This eye condition ranks third in causes of blindness around the world, after cataract and AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration).
 
Glaucoma causes irreversible damage to cells in the optic nerve. It only affects peripheral vision at first, but if left untreated, this disease will ultimately compromises the entire visual field.
 
Glaucoma is a common eye disorder. Different treatment options are offered, tailored to glaucoma type and seriousness. Some local treatments (eye drops) are preservative-free.
 

 

How to treat glaucoma?
Medical care

Different treatment options are offered, tailored to glaucoma type and seriousness. Some local treatments (eye drops) are preservative-free.

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What are the symptoms of glaucoma?
Symptoms

The tell-tale symptom of advanced glaucoma is visual impairment: firstly the peripheral vision as the centre of the visual field is initially unaffected.
However, open angle glaucoma is the most frequent type of glaucoma. It develops stealthily and without symptoms: visual impairment appears later on and is sometimes accompanied by eye pain or headaches.
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What is glaucoma?
Definition

Glaucoma is an eye disease that is characterized by loss of nerve tissue that results in vision loss. It destroys the optic nerve. This nerve at the back of the eye (retina) transmits images to the brain.
Glaucoma causes irreversible damage to cells in the optic nerve. It only affects peripheral vision at first, but if left untreated, this disease will ultimately compromises the entire visual field.
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