What is Glaucoma?
The term glaucoma encompasses a group of diseases that result in optic nerve damage and vision loss. Because of the way glaucoma affects the optic nerve, the vision loss often presents as reduction of the visual field or peripheral vision loss.
Glaucoma is a significant cause of vision loss and blindness in America. Over 1 million Americans over 65 have experienced vision loss from glaucoma. The best way to protect your vision from glaucoma is with an annual eye exam.