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Please define what glaucoma of the eye is?

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Dr. Matthew Rauen
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Optic nerve damage

Glaucoma is a type of optic nerve damage characterized by cupping of the optic nerve and often has peripheral vision changes earliy in its course.
Risk dactors inckude high eye pressure, increasing age, african american race, and positive family history. Lowering eye can slow/stop the disease.

In brief: Optic nerve damage

Glaucoma is a type of optic nerve damage characterized by cupping of the optic nerve and often has peripheral vision changes earliy in its course.
Risk dactors inckude high eye pressure, increasing age, african american race, and positive family history. Lowering eye can slow/stop the disease.
Dr. Matthew Rauen
Dr. Matthew Rauen
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology

In brief: Optic nerve damage

Glaucoma is damage of the optic nerve as a result of pressure.
Typically the vision is lost in the periphery and progresses centrally unless treated. There are many types and causes of glaucoma.

In brief: Optic nerve damage

Glaucoma is damage of the optic nerve as a result of pressure.
Typically the vision is lost in the periphery and progresses centrally unless treated. There are many types and causes of glaucoma.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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