Glaucoma

What Is Glaucoma?

GlaucomaGlaucoma is a disease that causes damage to the major nerve of the eye called the optic nerve, a part of the central nervous system that carries visual information from the eye to the brain.

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What Can I Do About Glaucoma

Glaucoma can be treated with eye drops, pills, laser surgery, traditional surgery or a combination of these methods. The purpose of any treatment is to prevent vision loss as it is irreversible in glaucoma.

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Surgical Treatments

There are a variety of  surgical options available for Glaucoma.

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Any New Treatments?

New Procedure for Glaucoma

There is a new procedure to lower the intraocular pressure using an instrument called the Trabectome (NeoMedix Inc).

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Where Can I Go For More Info & Support

You will find more information by contacting any one of the following organizations:
The Glaucoma Foundation
80 Maiden Lane, Suite 700
New York, NY 10038
(212) 285-0080

Glaucoma Research Foundation
251 Post Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94108
(800) 826-6693

National Eye Institute
National Institutes of Health
31 Center Drive MSC 2510
Bethesda, MD 20892
(301) 496-5248

Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020The Eye Digest

University of Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary
1855 W. Taylor Street M/C 648
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 996-6590