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What is Glaucoma? - All Articles


Questions and Answers: What are the Symptoms of Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is often called "the sneak thief of sight" because it has no symptoms until significant vision loss has occurred. In this article, Dr. Radhakrishnan discusses the symptoms of glaucoma.

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My Glaucoma Story: Finding the Path from Patient to Vision Advocate

Trinh Green has faced many vision challenges in her life. But that hasn’t discouraged her. Instead, it’s inspired Trinh to become a vision advocate.

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How Light Travels through the Eye (Video)

How do we see? Find out in this short video about how vision works.

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Questions and Answers: Blood Pressure and Glaucoma

Evidence suggests that low ocular perfusion pressure is a strong risk factor for glaucoma. Ocular perfusion pressure is a complex parameter that can be considered as the difference between the blood pressure and the eye pressure.

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Steroids and Glaucoma: What's the Connection?

Many patients wonder about the relationship between steroids and glaucoma, and whether it is safe for people with glaucoma to use steroid medications.

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Questions & Answers: Normal-Tension Glaucoma

Also called low-tension or normal-pressure glaucoma, normal-tension glaucoma is a condition in which the optic nerve is damaged without eye pressure exceeding the average range.

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Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma

This is the most common form of glaucoma, affecting about three million Americans. It happens when the eye’s drainage canals become clogged over time.

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Angle-Closure Glaucoma

This type of glaucoma is also known as acute glaucoma or narrow angle glaucoma. It is much more rare and is very different from open-angle glaucoma in that the eye pressure usually rises very quickly.

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Glaucoma and Reading Ability

Glaucoma is usually described as a disease affecting peripheral vision. So, why would it have any effect on reading, the ultimate task of central vision? Find out in this article by Dr. Pradeep Ramulu.

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Why Retinal Ganglion Cells Are Important in Glaucoma

There are over a million retinal ganglion cells in the eye. These cells are particularly important in glaucoma because they are the cells that are damaged primarily by the disease.

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