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What is Glaucoma?

Did you know that glaucoma is often called a "silent disease"? Generally we don't see any symptoms of glaucoma until the condition is fairly advanced. This is why we always screen for glaucoma at all of your annual eye examinations. Family history of glaucoma can put you at an increased risk to develop glaucoma. Glaucoma is a condition where the pressure inside of the eye starts to cause damage to the nerve at the back of the eye. The pressure is caused by the liquid produced in the front chamber of the eye, and the nerve is the cable that relays information from your eye to your brain. The exact relationship between the two, and why the pressure affects the nerve is still under a lot of inv

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