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A 49-year-old male asked:

What is the cause of glaucoma? is there any treatment

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Various: Simply put, glaucoma is any condition in which the fluids of the inside of the eye meet resistance to leaving the eye, and have to elevate the pressure to overcome that. The most common cause is an age related drop in outflow ability. There are other causes such as trauma, various diseases, etc. Treatment is by drugs, lasers and surgery to relieve the pressure - usually effective.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What causes glaucoma?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Mostly unknown: A few cases of glaucoma occur due to trauma, inherited problems and anatomical underpinnings. The majority - 'open angle glaucoma'- is largely age related with no known cause.
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Last updated May 16, 2013

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