Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over the age of 60. It is a complex group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve. Glaucoma is irreversible and cannot be cured – it can only be managed to delay or prevent blindness.
“With glaucoma, we only know we have been successful if the patient dies before he goes blind.”
The goal once glaucoma is detected is to make the remaining vision last the rest of the patient’s life. Glaucoma is sneaky – patients often don’t realize they are slowly losing vision. The clock is ticking once glaucoma is detected. Click here to see a glaucoma simulation.