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Glaucoma is a "silent killer" or like "slow poison". In most cases it begins un-noticeably and damages the eyes without any sign or symptom till it is very late and the patient is almost at the verge of blindness. This is the reason that awareness about glaucoma and its treatment is important to prevent this blinding disease.
WHAT IS GLAUCOMA ?
The contents of the eye ball are under some pressure which maintains the shape of the eye . In certain situtations this pressure may rise and affect the function of the nerve of eye .(OPTIC NERVE) . This is called GLAUCOMA .
Raised intraocular pressure is a significant risk factor for developing glaucoma. One person may develop nerve damage at a relatively low pressure, while another person may have high eye pressure for years and yet never develop damage. Untreated glaucoma leads to permanent damage of the optic nerve and resultant visual field loss, which can progress to blindness.
How is glaucoma diagnosed?--- Investigation is MUST .
Early Detection ------Saving from BLINDNESS .
Individuals at high risk for glaucoma should have a dilated pupil eye examination at least every two years. Eye doctors use several tests to detect glaucoma; these tests include:
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