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Glaucoma is a common eye condition in which the fluid pressure inside the eye rises because of slowed fluid drainage from the eye. If untreated, glaucoma may damage the optic nerve and other parts of the eye, causing the loss of vision or even blindness.

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Terms related to Glaucoma:

  • Angle Closure Glaucoma
  • Closed Angle Glaucoma
  • Congenital Glaucoma
  • Elevated Eye Pressure
  • Infantile Glaucoma
  • Normal Tension Glaucoma
  • Open Angle Glaucoma
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Pigmentary Glaucoma
  • Secondary Glaucoma