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Many people think of glaucoma as a single illness, but it actually refers to a group of diseases that share certain features. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the United States. Some of the common features include high pressure within the eye, loss of peripheral vision, and damage to the optic nerve.
 
People with open angle glaucoma (the most common type) usually have no symptoms at first but may gradually experience narrowed vision or blindness. Several treatment options are available for glaucoma, including medications, traditional surgery, and laser surgery. However, there is no cure.
 
(For more information on this topic, including risk factors, causes, and steps your healthcare provider will take in making a diagnosis, click Glaucoma.)
 

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