The leading cause of blindness in the United States is glaucoma, an eye disease that is often caused by increased pressure inside the eye. In the following LifePOD, Don Abrams, M.D., chief of Department of Ophthalmology at The Krieger Eye Institute at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore explains what glaucoma is, what the symptoms are, and treatment options.
What is glaucoma?
What are the symptoms of glaucoma? What are the causes?
Does high eye pressure damage vision?
What are the normal eye pressure ranges?
What is the difference between high eye pressure and glaucoma?
How fast does the condition typically progress?
Are the effects of glaucoma reversible?
How can I decrease my eye pressure? What are the treatment options?
Does diet, exercise, or change in behaviors help?
Can medicine prevent the condition from worsening?
What can I expect in the years to come? Will I go blind?
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