Medical Definition of Eyes, glaucoma

Our Glaucoma Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Glaucoma

Eyes, glaucoma: Disease (there is more than one type) a condition of the eye that leads to progressive atrophy of the optic nerve often associated with increased pressure within the eye. Glaucoma can lead to blindness. Glaucoma is more likely to occur in Blacks than in Whites. Early detection of glaucoma is essential to the preservation of vision. Glaucoma can be treated with medications, laser or traditional surgery.

Quick GuideCommon Eye Problems and Infections

Common Eye Problems and Infections

Subscribe to MedicineNet's General Health Newsletter

By clicking Submit, I agree to the MedicineNet's Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy and understand that I may opt out of MedicineNet's subscriptions at any time.


Last Editorial Review: 1/11/2017

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors