Glaucoma Interrupted: Early Detection for Effective Treatment

Glaucoma is the country’s leading cause of preventable blindness, but by the time one notices a change in vision, it may be too late.

The disease is caused by a buildup of pressure inside the eye, which destroys the optic nerve. This happens slowly and without symptoms—the first sign of glaucoma is usually the loss of peripheral vision. By the time this stage has been reached, little can be done to stop the disease’s progress.

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