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What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a complex disease in which damage to the optic nerve leads to progressive, irreversible vision loss. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness.

Types of Glaucoma

Glaucoma is actually a group of diseases. The most common type is hereditary.


There are typically no early warning signs or symptoms of open-angle glaucoma.

Tests for Glaucoma

Early detection, through regular and complete eye exams, is the key to protecting your vision.

Risk Factors

Everyone is at risk for glaucoma. However, certain groups are at higher risk than others.

Facts & Statistics

Get the facts about glaucoma, and protect your vision.