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Glaucoma is a group of diseases that affect nearly three million people. These diseases share certain features, such as damage to the optic nerve, high pressure within the eye, and loss of peripheral vision. Some people are at a higher risk than others for developing glaucoma, including those who have diabetes, are over the age of 60, or have a family history of the condition. Treatment typically involves medications, laser surgery, and traditional surgery.
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