What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness, is a group of eye conditions resulting from optic nerve damage. It’s often caused by abnormally high pressure inside your eye. Glaucoma can damage vision gradually, making it impossible to notice any problems until the disease becomes advanced. Everyone over age 60 is at an increased risk of glaucoma. Other factors include family history, medical conditions like diabetes and other eye conditions, including nearsightedness or injury.