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What does open-angle glaucoma do to your eye?

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Like with other types of glaucoma, you’ll have higher pressure than normal in your eye. Over time, that damages the optic nerve, the cord that sends information from your eye to your brain. As the nerve breaks down, you get blind spots. It’s like a frayed cord on an old lamp that makes the light bulb blink on and off.

From: What Is Open-Angle Glaucoma? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Glaucoma Research Foundation: “Types of Glaucoma,” “Symptoms of Open-Angle Glaucoma,” “What Is MIGS?”

Bright Focus Foundation: “Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma,” “Glaucoma and the Importance of the Eye’s Drainage System,” “The Eye Exam for Glaucoma,” “Glaucoma Surgery Series: Trabeculectomy,” “Glaucoma Surgery Series: Tube Shunt Drainage Devices for Glaucoma,” “Glaucoma Surgery Series: Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgeries (MIGS).”

The Glaucoma Foundation: “Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma (POAG).”

Merck Manual, Professional Version: “Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma.”

Mayo Clinic: “Glaucoma.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology, EyeWiki: “Open Angle Glaucoma.”

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on September 05, 2017

SOURCES:

Glaucoma Research Foundation: “Types of Glaucoma,” “Symptoms of Open-Angle Glaucoma,” “What Is MIGS?”

Bright Focus Foundation: “Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma,” “Glaucoma and the Importance of the Eye’s Drainage System,” “The Eye Exam for Glaucoma,” “Glaucoma Surgery Series: Trabeculectomy,” “Glaucoma Surgery Series: Tube Shunt Drainage Devices for Glaucoma,” “Glaucoma Surgery Series: Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgeries (MIGS).”

The Glaucoma Foundation: “Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma (POAG).”

Merck Manual, Professional Version: “Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma.”

Mayo Clinic: “Glaucoma.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology, EyeWiki: “Open Angle Glaucoma.”

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on September 05, 2017

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