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Glaucoma Questions and Answers

What is the difference between Glaucoma and increased intraocular pressure? Glaucoma is a disease in which increased intraocular pressure damages the optic nerve and the visual field. Many people have increased intraocular pressure but do not suffer from glaucoma because their optic nerve is probably particularly strong and durable.  We consider these people to be at risk of developing glaucoma...

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True and False about Glaucoma

Below you will find several “true or false” statements about glaucoma, along with a detailed explanation: “Glaucoma is a hereditary disease. Hence, if my mother suffers from glaucoma it is 100% certain that I will also develop the disease sometime in the future.” This sentence is completely false. Glaucoma is a hereditary disease, and that it why relatives of glaucoma...

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