Glaucoma — group of eye diseases characterized by increased intraocular pressure with subsequent development of typical visual field defects, decreased vision and optic atrophy.
Glaucoma requires attention not just from the doctors but also the patients themselves. The world health organization claims that after the age of 40 each year to measure their intraocular pressure and to be screened for glaucoma.
Special attention to their health need to pay attention to patients who suffer from myopia, diabetes, inflammatory diseases of the eye, and also have relatives diagnosed with glaucoma. Timely diagnosis of glaucoma allows to stop the progression and prevent complete vision loss.