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Glaucoma

Glaucoma occurs as a result of increased intraocular pressure caused by a malformation or malfunction of the eyes drainage system.  This increases pressure on the optic nerve, and causes progressive, permanent loss of eyesight if left untreated.           

Open Angle Glaucoma is caused when the normal drainage system of the eye becomes partially blocked and causes pressure to build within the eye.

 

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Pressure builds when the drainage system is blocked.  This increasing pressure presses against the Optic Nerve and causes a loss of sight.

Symptoms:

● In the very early stages there are NO symptoms.
● Mild pain in the eye increases gradually over time
● “Halos” appearing around lights.
● Gradual loss of Peripheral vision
● Loss of night vision.