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).
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.
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