Glaucoma is an eye disease in which the optic nerve is damaged, causing permanent vision loss. Most commonly caused by raised intraocular pressure that lead to visual loss, which over time can progress to blindness. Worldwide, glaucoma is one of the leading cause of blindness.
Risk factors for glaucoma:
Unfortunately, any vision lost as a result of glaucoma usually cannot be restored. This is why regular preventive eye examinations are so important. Low-vision rehabilitation services, which include the use of specialized optical devices and training, may benefit people with severe vision loss from glaucoma.