Harvard Men's Health Watch

Protect your vision from glaucoma

Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss among older men. Most cases are caused by high pressure inside the eyeball, which damages the nerve that connects the eye to the brain. People with glaucoma may also have eye pressure in the normal range, but the treatment is still to take medication, often in the form of eye drops, to reduce eye pressure. Detecting and treating glaucoma early can slow down vision loss. Some people may need extra help from laser or surgical procedures. It’s important to learn how to apply medications as instructed to get maximum benefit from drug treatment.
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