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Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve - the part of the eye that carries the image we see to the brain. The optic nerve is made up of many nerve fibers and when damage occurs to these fibers, blind spots develop. These blind spots usually go undetected until the optic nerve is significantly damaged. If the entire nerve is destroyed, blindness results.Early detection and treatment by your ophthalmologist (eye MD) are the keys to preventing optic nerve damage and blindness from glaucoma.
Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the United States, especially for older people. However, it is important to note that loss of sight from glaucoma could be prevented with early treatment.
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