What is glaucoma?

Just recently my mother was diagnosed with glaucoma. I knew very little about this disease so I decided to do a little research. National Eye Institute says:
Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye's optic nerve and result in vision loss and blindness. Glaucoma occurs when the normal fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises. However, with early treatment, you can often protect your eyes against serious vision loss..

Early diagnosis is important. Early treatments can delay progression of the disease.

Be well.

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