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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Advancements in Surgery for Glaucoma
... What is the purpose of glaucoma surgery? Glaucoma surgery reduces eye pressure. The purpose of reducing intraocular (within the eye) pressure is to prevent further vision loss from glaucoma. Glaucoma ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

... If your doctor determines that you have elevated intraocular pressure , an excavated optic disk and loss of visual field, you''ll likely be treated for glaucoma. If you have only slightly elevated eye...
Source: MayoClinic

... The most important thing you can do if you have glaucoma is take your medications exactly as prescribed. Frequent eye exams will help your doctor monitor your eye pressure and keep you and your doctor...
Source: MayoClinic

... Glaucoma happens when the pressure of the liquid in the eye gets too high and causes damage. Glaucoma tends to run in families and is one of the most common major eye disorders in people over the age...
Source: HealthWorld