Glaucoma is an eye condition that develops when too much fluid pressure builds up inside of the eye. It tends to be inherited and may not show up until later in life. The increased pressure, called intraocular pressure, can damage the optic nerve which transmits images to the brain. Continuous high eye pressure can damage the optic nerve and cause loss of vision. Without treatment, glaucoma can cause permanent blindness within a few years.
Glaucoma is treated surgically, and several different procedures are available. How can you choose the best treatment for glaucoma? Consult your ophthalmologist at Clarus today.