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Glaucoma is an eye condition or disease that can occur due constantly increased fluid and pressure in eyes. It can lead to permanent vision loss and damage of the eye?s optic nerve if it is not detected and treated early. In Canada, Glaucoma has been now become one of the most common and leading causes of vision loss. And yet, the causes of glaucoma are still not clear. Who gets glaucoma? Individuals over the age of 40 are more susceptible to getting glaucoma. As are individuals with diabetes, high blood pressure or individuals with a history of Glaucoma in your family.

CAUSES of glaucoma

The causes of glaucoma are still unknown. It's possible that a lack of routine checkups for early detection plays a part. Glaucoma has no specific signs and symptoms. However, if you are finding it difficult to stare at the things for any length of time, or feel an itchy sensation, or excessive red eye, visit your nearest eye doctor. It may be glaucoma. An optometrist can diagnose glaucoma through comprehensive eye exams or vision tests. If left unchecked, glaucoma can damage the optic nerve and eventually even complete vision loss is possible.

types of glaucoma

Glaucoma is divided many categories, here are the most common categories. Open Angle Glaucoma: One of the most common types of Glaucoma. In this condition, your eyes may appear normal but your eyes fail to keep the water level maintained properly through the drainage ducts of your eyes, also known as trabecular mesh-work. The second is Narrow Angle Glaucoma: Also known as acute and chronic angle closure glaucoma is less common than open angle glaucoma. It can cause poor drainage due to the narrow angle between the iris and cornea or physically blocked by iris.

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