Glucoma

Were you looking for information about Glaucoma? Glucoma is a common misspelling of glaucoma.
 
Glaucoma is a term used to describe a group of diseases sharing certain features. These features may include loss of peripheral vision, high pressure within the eye, damage to the optic nerve, and possibly blindness. The most common of these diseases, open angle glaucoma, is characterized by gradual failure of side vision, narrowed vision, and blindness. Although there is no cure, glaucoma can be controlled with medications, laser surgery, or traditional surgery.
 
(Click Glaucoma for a list of risk factors for glaucoma, to learn more about possible symptoms, and to find out how it is diagnosed. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on glaucoma.)
 
 
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