Glaucoma is a disease that causes damage to your eye’s optic nerve. The optic nerve is a bundle of nerve fibers that carries vision information from the eye to the brain to allow you to see. Glaucoma damage typically occurs when extra fluid builds up in the eye and puts pressure onto the nerve, damaging it over time.
Glaucoma is typically treated initially with medications, but laser glaucoma surgery is another option to help lower eye pressure and stop optic nerve damage.
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