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WHAT IS GLAUCOMA?

 

Glaucoma is the name given to a group of related diseases where the optic nerve is being damaged. The nerve fibres progressively die taking away the peripheral or side vision first. Therefore visual loss goes undetected until it is quite advanced.

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A Basic Explanation of Glaucoma

Eye Structure

Types of Glaucoma

Questions about Glaucoma

Glaucoma is the number one cause of preventable blindness in New Zealand and other developed countries.


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