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.