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Were you looking for information about Glaucoma? Glaucome is a common misspelling of glaucoma.
 
Glaucoma is a group of diseases of the optic nerve. These diseases share certain features, such as optic nerve damage, high eye pressure within the eye, and loss of peripheral vision. The most common of these is open angle glaucoma, which is characterized by narrowed vision, gradual failure of side vision, and blindness. The most common treatments for glaucoma include surgery, medications, and laser surgery.
 
(Click Glaucoma to learn more about the symptoms, causes, risk factors, and different types of glaucoma. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on glaucoma.)
 
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