Is Glaucoma curable?
Glaucoma is a chronic disease caused by the progressive destruction of the fibers of the optic nerve under the influence of various factors, the most common of which is the abnormal rise in intraocular pressure. It affects about 1% of the population over 40 and is the second leading cause of blindness in developed countries, after age-related macular degeneration.
Causes and risk factors
The number one risk factor for glaucoma is aging. Other risk factors are a family history of glaucoma, ...