Eye Diseases and Disorders – Glaucoma



Glaucoma is an eye disease caused by high fluid pressure within the eye. It causes damage to the delicate fibres of the optic nerve carrying visual impulses from the eye to brain. It is irreversible and could result in blindness.

– Causes:

An imbalance between fluid production and its drainage within the eye causes a buildup of excessive pressure in the eye. No one knows what exactly causes glaucoma. However, some people face higher risks than others. Such factors include:

– Myopia

– Family History

– Poor Health

– Are of African-American descent

– Symptoms:

In the earlier stages of Glaucoma, few symptoms may be observed. However, during later stages of the Glaucoma, some of the following symptoms may appear:

  • Seeing halos around lights
  • Vision loss
  • Redness in the eye
  • Eye that looks hazy (particularly in infants)
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Pain in the eye
  • Narrowing of vision (tunnel vision)


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