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Category: Glaucoma

Scotoma - Simply a Natural Blind Spot?
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Scotoma – Simply a Natural Blind Spot?

Mammals, and that of course includes humans, have eyes that effectively contain a blind spot. The blind spot occurs because where the optic nerve connects to the eye there are few if any retinal cells to transmit light messages to the brain. So everyone has a blind spot in each eye and there is a […]

Associated Risks after Glaucoma Surgery
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Associated Risks after Glaucoma Surgery

Like any other operation, glaucoma surgery comes with risks and possible complications. The chance of its success is enhanced if you follow the instructions of your eye doctor regarding the steps and medications that need to be taken after surgery. Still, there are risks involved, and these possible complications after a glaucoma operation can be […]

Managing Glaucoma
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Managing Glaucoma

Glaucoma may lead to a complete loss of one’s vision if left undiagnosed and untreated. Bearing that in mind, early detection and prompt treatment can help manage this disease and may stave off the complete loss of one’s eyesight. Glaucoma can be managed and treated in a number of ways. These options include the following: […]

How Do Children Get Glaucoma?
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How Do Children Get Glaucoma?

Glaucoma refers to a group of eye diseases that damages the optic nerve. This usually occurs when the pressure inside your eyes or the intraocular pressure is high. It can result in severe loss of vision if it is not treated immediately. Glaucoma is often associated with old age. Unknown to many, however, it can […]

Opening up on Open Angle Glaucoma
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Opening up on Open Angle Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases caused by increased intraocular pressure or pressure inside the eyes. The increased pressure damages your optic nerves and retina. Normally, your retina receives light rays through the front part of your eye and it then transmits the light through your optic nerve to your brain which then transforms […]

Narrow Down Your Chances of Developing Acute Narrow Angle Glaucoma
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Narrow Down Your Chances of Developing Acute Narrow Angle Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that is brought about by increased pressure inside the eyes or what is called intraocular pressure. The increase in pressure can damage your retina and optic nerves which prevent them from functioning normally. Your retina and optic nerve are responsible for transmitting light to your brain where it […]