Every year, glaucoma causes 80,000 Americans to become blind, and another 900,000 people to lose partial vision. Glaucoma can cause high pressure within the eye (intraocular pressure), damage to the optic nerve, and loss of peripheral (side) vision. Besides blindness, symptoms of glaucoma can include narrowed vision, sensitivity to light, and excessive tearing. But did you know that there are several different types of glaucoma?
Welcome to the Glaucoma Health Channel by eMedTV. On this channel, you will find articles covering a wide range of information about glaucoma. Whether you would like information on ways to protect your vision from the disease, or about what medicines are available to treat glaucoma, we have the information you are looking for. And whether you are curious about laser surgery for glaucoma, or would like to find out what to expect when going in for a glaucoma evaluation, you'll also find what you need here. This channel provides information on glaucoma symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment -- as well as important questions to ask your healthcare provider about your condition.
You can begin your eMedTV glaucoma experience by clicking on any of the featured glaucoma links on this page. You can also begin by clicking on health topics listed to the left or by using the search box at the top of the page.
Glaucoma can cause high pressure within the eye, damage to the optic nerve, and loss of side vision. This eMedTV channel offers articles on the types, causes, and treatment of glaucoma -- as well as some driving safety tips for people with glaucoma.
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