Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes damage to your optic nerve—or the nerve within your eye responsible for carrying the signals to your brain that create images.
This video takes a closer look at the causes of glaucoma. The front part of your eye contains a clear liquid known as the aqueous humor. This solution circulates through your eye, producing small amounts of extra fluid while equal amounts are simultaneously expelled through a series of drainage canals. Individuals with glaucoma suffer from increased fluid pressure due to an abnormality or blockage within the drainage canals. Learn how this increased eye pressure damages the optic nerve in this full clip.
Glaucoma does not usually present symptoms during the early stages. Find out if you’re at risk for this disease by contacting the laser eye surgery specialists with the Boston Eye Group at (617) 566-0062 today!