When was glaucoma first discovered?

Answer Although historical references to glaucoma were made even earlier, in 1622 Dr. Rikchard Banister was the first to officially describe the eye condition. Banister described the condition as an incur... Read More »

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When were the Fiji Islands discovered& who discovered them?

The original inhabitants of the islands of Fiji came from Melanesia some 3,500 years ago. Dutch explorer Abel Janzsoon Tasman sighted the northeast islands of Fiji in 1643. British Captain James Co... Read More »

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 »

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 hereditary?

On One Hand: Glaucoma May be HereditaryHaving a family history of glaucoma (damage to the optic nerve because of high eye pressure) makes you more likely to develop the condition, according to the ... Read More »