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Glaucoma is diagnosed with several tests in addition to the patient's history. These tests include tonometry, the measure of inner eye pressure; opthalmoscopy, the examination of the optic nerve; and perimetry, a map of ... More »

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Depending on the type of glaucoma, the symptoms can range from eye pain and nausea to vision loss and tunnel vision, according to the Mayo Clinic. The symptoms can be entirely different for each condition, with the most ... More »

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Glaucoma cannot be cured, but some options available for treatment include surgery, oral medication, eye drops and research treatment. Glaucoma is a group of conditions that cause damage to the nerve that connects the ey... More »

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Doctors who perform tests for low eye pressure and glaucoma are called ophthalmologists or optometrists. Like other medical doctors, ophthalmologists must complete four years of medical school and a year's internship. Af... More »

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Some common eye diseases are cataracts, glaucoma, retinal disorders, conjunctivitis, ocular herpes and strabismus. Eye diseases can affect different parts of the eye, including the retina, cornea, uvea, iris, lens and th... More »

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Herbs used to treat glaucoma include turmeric, cayenne pepper, calendula, dandelion and rose hips. Proponents also believe that extracts containing bilberry, ginkgo biloba, green tea and garlic effectively treat glaucoma... More »

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Damage caused to the eyes by glaucoma is irreversible, so early detection through regular eye examinations is essential. Proper treatment can prevent further loss of vision. More »

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