Glaucoma Videos

Glaucoma is a disease that damages the eye’s optic nerve and results in a gradual loss of vision. It is the leading cause of irreversible blindness. Primary open-angle glaucoma is the most common type and is hereditary. What makes glaucoma dangerous is that it often produces no symptoms until it is too late and vision loss has already begun.

Watch the videos below to learn about more about glaucoma.

Glaucoma: Cause

Glaucoma is caused by a number of different eye diseases, which in most cases produce increased pressure within the eye.

Glaucoma: Drops

If you are diagnosed with glaucoma, your doctor may prescribe eye drops to control pressure in your eye.

Glaucoma: Introduction

Nothing is more precious than our eye sight. Our eyes allow us to enjoy the beauty of the world around us.

Glaucoma: How Fluid Circulates In The Eye

To understand how glaucoma develops, we must first understand how fluid circulates within the eye.

Glaucoma: Ocular Hypertension

The term ocular hypertension typically refers to any situation in which the pressure inside of the eye is higher than normal.

Glaucoma: Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty

The newest laser surgical option for the treatment of open angle glaucoma is called selective laser trabeculoplasty or SLT.

Trabeculectomy: Overview

Glaucoma can be treated with a special procedure called a Trabeculectomy.

Narrow Angle Glaucoma

A small percent of people with glaucoma have a condition known as narrow angle glaucoma.

Glaucoma Testing Overview

Individuals who are at risk of developing glaucoma should be tested regularly to maintain the quality of their vision.

Glaucoma Overview

In a healthy eye, a balance exists between the fluid produced, and the fluid that leaves the eye.

Glaucoma: Type – Closed-Angle

In cases of angle closure glaucoma (closed-angle glaucoma), the iris may bow forward so much, that it cuts off your eye's angle completely.

Glaucoma Treatment Overview

There are a number of glaucoma treatment options available, that are designed to slow down, or stop damage to the eye that is caused by glaucoma.

Glaucoma: Type – Open-Angle

Open-angle glaucoma is the most common form of adult glaucoma and can lead to a loss of vision or blindness.