How common is glaucoma?

Answer Over four million people in the United States have glaucoma. One out of every 10,000 babies born in the United States have glaucoma, according to the Glaucoma Research Foundation. Further, the Worl... Read More »

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Uveitis and Glaucoma?

Uveitis (also known as iritis) is an inflammatory condition that results in floating debris in the interior of the eye. This material can clog the drainage system for the fluid inside the eye and c... Read More »

Glaucoma Symptoms in a Dog?

Glaucoma is a common eye disease in dogs, where fluid pressure inside the eye becomes elevated. This pressure can damage the retina and the optic nerve, which are essential to the dog's sight. A do... Read More »

Is glaucoma cancer?

Glaucoma describes any number of diseases caused by increased pressure of the fluid inside the eyes. Glaucoma can damage the optic nerve and cause blindness. Though it is a serious, disabling condi... Read More »

Is glaucoma curable?

Glaucoma is not curable. However, it is important to treat glaucoma in order to prevent blindness. A doctor will likely initially prescribe glaucoma eye drops that are used daily and sometimes seve... Read More »