What is Glaucoma?
The eye’s optic nerve transmits information about your visual world to the brain.
Glaucoma is a condition that damages the eye’s optic nerve. This damage is usually — but not always — caused by the buildup of naturally occurring fluid within the eye.
When the fluid cannot escape through the eye’s clogged drainage system, the resulting pressure causes the optic nerve to deteriorate, resulting in vision loss and blindness.