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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Glaucoma Treatments
... What types of treatment methods are available for glaucoma? The only proven method of treatment for glaucoma is by reducing the pressure inside the eye. There are three ways to lower the eye pressure ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

What''s New in the Treatment of Glaucoma?
... What types of treatment methods are there for glaucoma?Two of the most common treatments for glaucoma are medications and laser treatment. Laser treatment is required in most cases of narrow-angle gla...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

... Glaucoma is sometimes called the silent thief because it can slowly steal your sight before you realize anything''s wrong. The most common form of glaucoma, primary open-angle glaucoma, develops gradu...
Source: MayoClinic

Eye Drops May Delay or Prevent Glaucoma in African Americans at Higher Risk
... Eye drops that reduce elevated pressure inside the eye can delay or possibly prevent the onset of glaucoma in African Americans at higher risk for developing the disease, researchers have found. This ...
Source: National Institutes of Health