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Glaucoma Part 1 (Ms Catia Sicari) Reskeon Newsletter, Australia - Sept 2003 (Teacher: Michael)

What is Glaucoma?


Glaucoma is the to a of eye diseases in which the optic nerve at the of the eye is slowly and permanently destroyed. In most this damage is due to an increase in eye pressure as a result of a of causes. Perhaps a blockage of the circulation of aqueous humor, or its drainage, poor blood supply to the vital optic nerve fibres, a weakness in the structure of the nerve, and/or a problem in the health of the nerve fibres themselves.
Glaucoma is the leading cause of vision loss in the world and third in Australia amongst over the of 55. It affects more than 300,000 Australians and similar to Type 2 diabetes only 50% of glaucoma sufferers they this eye disease.
Although the prevalence is more common as , it occur at any and present at birth.As our population becomes older, the of glaucoma patients is likely to increase.

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