Normal-tension Glaucoma

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Last Updated: 04 May 2022
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Glaucoma is a disease that damages the optic nerve, which attaches your eye to your brain so you can see. Yet with normal-tension glaucoma, the optic nerve becomes damaged despite the fact that eye pressure remains within normal levels. Doctors aren't sure why some people get normal-tension glaucoma. It might be that your optic nerve is more delicate or delicate, so even normal quantities of pressure can damage it. The physician must additionally ask whether you have had periods of extraordinarily low blood pressure either from extreme response to blood pressure medication or from having had severe blood loss. This type of glaucoma additionally can be triggered, in part, by not nearly enough blood reaching your optic nerve. Poor blood flow can harm and ultimately kill the cells that lug signals from your eye to your brain. You're most likely to get this type of glaucoma if you: Have a family background of the condition; Are of Japanese descent; Have ever before had heart problem. Glaucoma is in some cases called a "silent thief of sight. " Your optic nerve resembles an electric cable television. As the nerve fibers die, you'll start to get unseen areas in your vision. But you might not observe them till a lot of your optic nerve fibers are dead. Without treatment, the first sign of normal-tension glaucoma is frequently the loss of your outer, or side, vision. If all the fibers in your optic nerve die, you become blind. It's crucial to stay on par with your regular eye tests with an eye doctor. The exams can aid find the disease before you lose vision.

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