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What is glaucoma?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Impaired eye fluid

Glaucoma is a condition in the inside of the eye, in which the fluid (aqueous humor) cannot get out at a low enough pressure to prevent the pressure from causing loss of the nerves and blood vessels at the back of the eye which causes vision to be lost.
Measured will be eye pressure, corneal thickness, visual field, and disc structure. These are all part of the diagnosis.

In brief: Impaired eye fluid

Glaucoma is a condition in the inside of the eye, in which the fluid (aqueous humor) cannot get out at a low enough pressure to prevent the pressure from causing loss of the nerves and blood vessels at the back of the eye which causes vision to be lost.
Measured will be eye pressure, corneal thickness, visual field, and disc structure. These are all part of the diagnosis.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Eye disease

There are many types of glaucoma, but the final common pathway is the progressive loss of ganglion cells (faster than age-related loss) and resultant increase in "cupping" of the optic nerve, leading to loss of vision.
The cause of glaucoma can be multifactorial and is typically divided into mechanical and vascular issues.

In brief: Eye disease

There are many types of glaucoma, but the final common pathway is the progressive loss of ganglion cells (faster than age-related loss) and resultant increase in "cupping" of the optic nerve, leading to loss of vision.
The cause of glaucoma can be multifactorial and is typically divided into mechanical and vascular issues.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine

In brief: Eye disease

Eye disorder in which the optic nerve suffers damage, permanently damaging vision in the affected eye(s) and progressing to complete blindness if untreated.
It associates with increased pressure of the fluid in the eye

In brief: Eye disease

Eye disorder in which the optic nerve suffers damage, permanently damaging vision in the affected eye(s) and progressing to complete blindness if untreated.
It associates with increased pressure of the fluid in the eye
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Dr. Sarab Alfata
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