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Were you looking for information about Glaucoma? Glocoma is a common misspelling of glaucoma.
 
Glaucoma, a group of diseases sharing certain features, is a leading cause of blindness in the United States. These diseases are characterized by damage to the optic nerve, high pressure within the eye, loss of peripheral vision, and possibly blindness. Some people are at a higher risk than others for developing glaucoma, including those who are over 60 years old, have diabetes, or have a family history of the eye disease.
 
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