Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world.
Glaucoma occurs when the fluid pressure in the eye gets too high. The high pressure within the eye damages the optic nerve and causes potential blindness. People of all ages are at risk for glaucoma.
Glaucoma is a scary disease because there are typically no symptoms. Glaucoma must be diagnosed and treated properly.
Early diagnosis is the key to managing glaucoma and protecting your vision. The eye pressure test is part of the routine, comprehensive eye exam.