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How does glaucoma make someone lose peripheral vision?

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Peripheral vision loss is usually a side effect of other medical conditions. Glaucoma is one of the most common causes. Glaucoma is caused by the buildup of fluid and pressure in the eye. It can damage the nerve that carries information from the eye to the brain. When this happens, you may lose your peripheral vision. Over time, you could lose all of your eyesight. Luckily, doctors can prevent vision loss if they find your glaucoma early.

SOURCES:

Retina International: “Loss of Peripheral Vision.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Glaucoma Vision Stimulator,” “Can Tunnel Vision Be Corrected?” “Glaucoma Diagnosis,” “Retinitis Pigmentosa Treatment,” “Temporary Peripheral Vision Loss with Headache.”

Foundation Fighting Blindness: “Retinitis Pigmentosa.”

Glaucoma Research Foundation: “Are You At Risk for Glaucoma?” “What Can I Do to Prevent Glaucoma?” “Are You At Risk for Glaucoma?”

American Optometric Association: “Glaucoma.”

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on November 15, 2017

SOURCES:

Retina International: “Loss of Peripheral Vision.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Glaucoma Vision Stimulator,” “Can Tunnel Vision Be Corrected?” “Glaucoma Diagnosis,” “Retinitis Pigmentosa Treatment,” “Temporary Peripheral Vision Loss with Headache.”

Foundation Fighting Blindness: “Retinitis Pigmentosa.”

Glaucoma Research Foundation: “Are You At Risk for Glaucoma?” “What Can I Do to Prevent Glaucoma?” “Are You At Risk for Glaucoma?”

American Optometric Association: “Glaucoma.”

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on November 15, 2017

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