Human eye cross-sectional view. Courtesy NIH National Eye Institute The pink rim of disc contains nerve fibers. The white cup is a pit with no nerve fibers. As glaucoma advances, the cup enlarges until it occupies most of the disc area. Courtesy AgingEye Times Glaucoma is a group of diseases of the optic nerve involving loss of retinal ganglion cells in a characteristic pattern of optic neuropathy. Although raised intraocular pressure is a significant risk factor for developing ...
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... Until recently, there was no proven way to prevent glaucoma. But in June 2004, a large multi-center trial, supported by the National Eye Institute, found that when glaucoma eye drops were given daily ...
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