What causes glaucoma?
In a healthy eye, aqueous humor (fluid) is produced to nourish and clean the eye at the same rate at which it is drained in order to maintain a constant and normal intraocular pressure (IOP). A loss of drainage function leads to a high IOP, which can result in glaucoma. If left untreated, glaucoma can result in irreversible vision loss.
Is there a cure for glaucoma?
To date there is no cure for glaucoma. Glaucoma treatments are designed to slow, or halt, the progression of the disease. Your surgeon will determine what level of IOP is required in order to preserve your vision.
What are the effects of glaucoma?
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