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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide after cataracts.  Glaucoma causes damage to the optic nerve.  If left untreated, it can lead to loss of vision and blindness.  Glaucoma is usually associated with increased pressure inside of the eye.  

There are two basic types of glacoma, open angle and closed angle.  The majority of people with glaucoma have the open angle type.  This type of glaucoma can be a "silent" disease like hypertension, since there are no symptoms in the early stages.  Closed angle glaucoma is usually painful and the patient often seeks treatment before major loss in vision occurs.  
The main causes of glaucoma are increased intraocular pressure, trauma to the eye, medications particularly steroids, diabetes, myopia (nearsightedness), and genetics.

The treatment for glaucoma includes medications, laser or surgical procdures.  Most people with open angle glaucoma are started on medications to lower the pressure inside of the eye.  For most advanced cases or if the pressure is not controlled with drops, a laser or surgery may be indicated.  

Yearly routine eye exams usually allow for early detection of  glaucoma.  One of the early signs is high pressure in the eye and changes in the shape of the optic nerve, called an increased cup to disc ratio.  Visual field testing and imaging of the optic nerve can detect early changes and is used to monitor the progression of glaucoma.

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