Glaucoma is Manageable with Detection, Treatment

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of permanent blindness in the world. Glaucoma is an irreversible disease that damages the optic nerve and is often associated with increased eye pressure. Left untreated, glaucoma can cause blindness.

There are no symptoms of early glaucoma. Fortunately, detection methods continue to improve and proper preventive care can help you avoid total vision loss.

Some people may have higher risk

While glaucoma can strike anyone, the following factors may put you at increased risk:

  • Being of African descent
  • Having a family history of glaucoma
  • Increasing age
  • History of trauma to the eye