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Important
Facts

Key Facts About Glaucoma

Definition
Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, which is crucial for good vision. This damage is often caused by abnormally high pressure in the eye.
Symptoms
  • Often called the “silent thief of sight,” glaucoma typically has no early symptoms.
  • As the disease progresses, symptoms may include blind spots in peripheral (side) or central vision, tunnel vision (in advanced stages), severe headache, eye pain, nausea and vomiting, blurred vision, and halos around lights (in acute angle-closure glaucoma).
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Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness

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There is no cure available

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Everyone is a risk for glaucoma

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There are no warning symptoms