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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is the name given to a group of eye diseases in which the optic nerve at the back of the eye is slowly destroyed. While it's more common as people get older, it can occur at any age. According to Glaucoma Australia, one in 10 Australians over 80 will develop glaucoma. This page contains online resources on glaucoma from our trusted information partners.

Last reviewed: October 2013

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is the name given to a group of eye diseases in which increased pressure in the front of the eye causes damage to the optic nerve at the back of the eye.

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Glaucoma and Uveitis

Not all forms of glaucoma are the same. Some patients experience a condition of inflammation within the eye and as a result of this inflammation glaucoma can develop. This is termed uveitic glaucoma.

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Glaucoma detection

How is glaucoma detected

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Types of Glaucoma

The term Glaucoma refers to a characteristic pattern of damage to the optic nerve which currently cannot be reversed. For all types of glaucoma, early detection and prompt effective treatment is vital to reduce visual damage.

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What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is the name given to a group of eye diseases where vision is lost due to damage to the optic nerve.

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Living with glaucoma

Although a diagnosis of glaucoma is not life threatening, it can bring about lifestyle changes and fears for the future. Significant vision loss at the time of diagnosis may affect driving, employment and independence. With early detection and treatment, glaucoma can be managed and loss of vision need not occur.

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Glaucoma | Vision Initiative

Information about glaucoma

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Living with glaucoma

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Glaucoma treatment in pregnancy

Glaucoma medications adjustment or stopping during pregnancy

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Thyroid Disease and Glaucoma

Thyroid disease can be a cause of secondary glaucoma

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