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Glaucoma is unhealthy pressure inside the eye. Untreated, it can damage the optic nerve, causing vision loss and blindness.

Review Date 8/22/2022

Updated by: Franklin W. Lusby, MD, Ophthalmologist, Lusby Vision Institute, La Jolla, CA. Also reviewed by David C. Dugdale, MD, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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