Glaucoma is a disease of the eye that, over time, damages the eye’s optic nerve. This occurs when fluid in the front part of the eye begins to build up, and the increase of extra fluid causes the pressure in the eye to increase as well. The optic nerve is damaged from this extra pressure. […]
What Is Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma?
The most common form of glaucoma is Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma, or POAG. POAG usually occurs in people over the age of 40, but it can also occur in younger adults due to risk factors like race, family history of glaucoma, and/or having very thin corneas. In fact, many Americans have POAG and are unaware of […]