Glaucoma is a serious eye disorder where the eye’s internal pressure gets too high. There are two types: acute and chronic. Acute glaucoma (closed-angle glaucoma) is a medical emergency requiring immediate treatment to avoid permanent blindness in the affected eye. Chronic Open-Angle Glaucoma is more common and also less rapidly progressing, although it can lead to blindness too. High pressure inside the eye is called High Intra-Ocular Pressure (IOP). In glaucoma, the pressure is so high that the blood vessels of the optic nerve get damaged, causing vision loss. High IOP can occur without glaucoma, and chronically high IOP is a risk factor for the later development of glaucoma.
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- Eye Disorders: Eye disorders can involve vision disorders or physical problems with the eye. Eye disorders may also be called “Ophthalmic Disorders
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- Acute Closed-Angle Glaucoma: Acute closed-angle glaucoma is a rapid and extremely serious form of glaucoma, where the eye’s internal pressure suddenly
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- Chronic Open-Angle Glaucoma: Chronic Open-Angle Glaucoma is a slow-onset chronic form of glaucoma, where the eye’s internal pressure is too
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- High Eye Pressure: The pressure of the fluids inside the eyes can be too high. The medical term is “intraocular pressure” (IOP) and
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- Pressure: Pressure is a general symptom description that can mean a number of different symptoms. In particular, in may refer to
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