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Glaucoma
An increase in the pressure inside of the eyeball leading to damage to the nerve that brings visual signals to the brain. There are two forms: open-angle (90% of cases, painless, slowly progressing) and closed-angle (10% of cases, painful, a medical emergency).
Acute glaucoma
A medical emergency in which the pressure in the eye is high and presses on the optic nerve, the nerve that transmits visual information to the brain. It is commonly triggered by dark environments (e.g. in the movie theater). Swift evaluation and treatment can prevent blindness.
Chronic glaucoma
Degradation of the head of the optic nerve, usually caused by increased pressure in the eye. Peripheral vision is impaired first, followed by central vision. Untreated, it may progress to blindness
Glaucoma procedures
Glaucoma procedures is very rare, occurring 1 in 36318 users.

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