What Is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, which is vital to good vision. This damage is often caused by an abnormally high pressure in your eye. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. It can occur at any age but is more common in older adults. Only a doctor can definitively diagnose and treat glaucoma.

Our Service
Cao Thang Eye Hospital’s Glaucoma Service comprises specialists of glaucoma evaluation and treatment procedures.
Glaucoma Incidence
It affects one in 200 people aged 50 and younger. This number rises to one in 10 over the age of eighty.

It is more commonly found in people over the age of 35.
Glaucoma Risk Factor Is Higher In People:
- Having family members affected by glaucoma.
- Having diabetes.
- Having had a serious eye injury in the past.
- Taking corticosteroid (Prednisone) medications.
The Four Types of Glaucoma:
- Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
- Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma
- Secondary Glaucoma
- Pediatric Glaucoma
Treating Glaucoma
If either type of glaucoma is diagnosed early enough, a simple laser treatment can be used to improve drainage.