What is Glaucoma?

There are a number of different forms of glaucoma with individual unique causative factors.

Many are related to structural changes within the eye that impede the outflow of the internal aqueous fluid leading to increased eye pressure. Glaucoma genes have been identified in recent studies, and there has been shown to be a 10 times greater risk if you have a direct relative with the condition. Patients with diabetes, cardiovascular disease and myopia are also more likely to be affected.

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