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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can lead to damage to the eye's optic nerve and result in blindness.

Open-angle glaucoma, the most common form of glaucoma, affects about 3 million Americans--half of whom don't know they have it. It has no symptoms at first. But over the years it can steal your sight. With early treatment, you can often protect your eyes against serious vision.

Index

What is the optic nerve?

How does glaucoma damage the optic nerve?

Who is at risk?

What are the symptoms of glaucoma?

How is glaucoma detected?

Can glaucoma be treated?

What are some other forms of glaucoma?

What research is being done?

What can you do to protect your vision?

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