One of the leading causes of blindness in the world is glaucoma. It is an alarming condition that damages the optic nerve and worsens as time goes by. Whether you wear eyeglasses or have perfect vision, you can be affected with glaucoma. A person diagnosed with glaucoma will need to follow a strict eye care routine, which might involve surgery, to avoid blindness.
Glaucoma actually refers to a group of diseases marked by increased intraocular pressure (IOP). If left untreated, it can result in optic nerve damage and vision loss. Today, your eye doctor from AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care discusses this condition as we observe Glaucoma Awareness Month this January.