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Glaucoma: a type of vision loss that is associated with intraocular pressure, or buildup of aqueous humor (a type of fluid that is constantly produced by the eye) - eventual damage to the optic nerve can occur.
Authorities on the Subject
If you are looking to understand the science behind Open and Closed-Angle Glaucoma, it's important to check-in with the most trusted online resources.
The National Eye Institute (NEI) is a critical resource to the general public about the formation, prevention and treatment of Glaucoma.
The Mayo Clinic also provides additional useful information regarding risk factors and expert Q&A.
Typical Functional Implications
A person with Glaucoma generally experiences sensitivity to sunlight and glare, reduced acuity (or sharpness) in vision, and reduced peripheral vision. These characteristics all have enormous implications for safety and independence, and a VRT Assessment can help you overcome them with personalized goals.
An ophthalmologist is a Medical Doctor (MD) who performs surgical operations. A optometrist, or Doctor of Optometry (DO), can provide you with a Glaucoma diagnosis and recommendation for surgery. It's important to speak with you doctor if you've experienced any changes in your vision.