Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases which causes optic nerve damage and is accompanied by an irreversible loss of peripheral vision and in advanced states of the disease causes loss of central vision as well.
Types of glaucoma
The types of glaucoma are:
- Open-angle glaucoma
- Acute and chronic angle-closure glaucoma
- Pseudoexfoliative glaucoma
- Pigmentary glaucoma
- Normal tension glaucoma
- Congenital glaucoma
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How is glaucoma created?
All people over 40 and especially people with a history of glaucoma in their family need to be checked at least once a year.