Glaucoma can be treated with medication (eye drops), by laser intervention or surgery. The goal is to reduce intraocular pressure, thereby reducing the risk of visual damage and blindness.
The term glaucoma (glaucoma) summarizes various eye diseases in which the optic nerve is damaged. This leads to the fact that the field of view has increasingly large gaps. The visual field is the area of vision that you can perceive without moving your eyes. In advanced stages, visual acuity also decreases. A common cause is too high intraocular pressure.
Lowering intraocular pressure can help to delay or stop the gradual loss of vision. However, glaucoma cannot be cured because damage to the optic nerve that has already occurred can no longer be reversed.
This text informs about the treatment of the by far most common glaucoma, the so-called primary open-angle or wide-angle glaucoma. However, some of the mentioned drugs and procedures are also suitable for narrow-angle glaucoma.
Glaucoma is a collective term for various eye diseases that damage the optic nerve and retina. People are usually affected after the age of 40, with the incidence of the disease increasing with age. But star green can also be congenital. If untreated, the disease leads to blindness. Here you will learn everything important about the Green Star.
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