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Glaucoma: Putting It All Together

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 20:52

Contributing Author: Guy Slowik FRCS

Here is a summary of the important facts and information related to glaucoma.

  • Glaucoma is actually the name for a group of diseases that can destroy theĀ optic nerve, the main nerve of the eye. Any one of them can lead to irreversible blindness by damaging the optic nerve.
  • Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the world today. It doesn't have to be.
  • Any vision lost to glaucoma is lost for good. It does not come back.
  • Glaucoma cannot be cured, but it can be treated and controlled.
  • Early detection and prompt treatment can save eyesight.

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