What Is Glaucoma?1,3,8

Glaucoma is an eye disease that, without proper treatment, can lead to blindness1,8. One of the most common form of glaucoma occurs when the eye's drainage system becomes clogged with fluid which causes pressure within the eye. Increased pressure damages the optic nerve and can result in vision loss3.

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Glaucoma can cause vision loss and blindness.

Most importantly, it is irreversible!

Take the short true or false quiz below to find out how much you understand about glaucoma:-


Question 1

Glaucoma occurs when the liquid inside the eye does not drain properly.


Answer: TRUE

The liquid build-up inside the eye that does not drain properly increases eye pressure. The increased pressure will damage the optic nerve if not treatment is provided.


Glaucoma and Intraocular Pressure (IOP)3,8

The eye is a globe that is filled with fluid. The amount of fluid within the eye is consistently maintained at a healthy level. If there is overproduction of fluid, or poor overflow, it can cause the pressure within the eye (also known as intraocular pressure or IOP) to rise. Raised pressure within the eye can damage the optic nerve, which may in turn lead to blindness. Therefore, maintaining normal pressure within the eye is important. In some cases, even though your eye pressure is normal, you could still be at risk for glaucoma. Please consult your ophthalmologist regularly.



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