Glaucoma Overview Topic Guide
Glaucoma: Glaucoma can be caused by a number of eye diseases that can damage the optic nerve, typically by elevating pressure inside the eye, which is called intraocular pressure (IOP) or ocular hypertension. Symptoms begin slowly and include vision loss and irregularities, eye pain, headache, nausea, and vomiting. Beta-blockers, Alpha-adrenergic agonists, and prostaglandin analogs are drugs used to treat glaucoma. Sometimes surgery is necessary, especially with congenital glaucoma. The disease is not curable, but can be managed.
Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma The definition of glaucoma has changed drastically since its introduction around the time of Hippocrates in approximately 400 BC. The word glaucoma came from ancient Greek, meaning clouded or blue-green ...
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