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Glaucoma

What is Glaucoma?

Often called "the sneak-thief of sight." Glaucoma is an eye disease associated with too much fluid pressure within the eye. 

If medical treatment is prompt, the progress of vision loss from glaucoma can be stopped, but sight already destroyed can not be restored. Regular medical eye examinations (including visual field examinations) every two years is the best defense against glaucoma. Visual field examinations are an evaluation tool for the function of the optic nerve.

Organizations:

The Glaucoma Foundation  (exit DHS)
80 Maiden Lane, Suite 1206
New York, NY 10038
Phone:  212-285-0080
Fax:  212-651-1888
Email: info@glaucomafoundation.org

Glaucoma Research Foundation   (exit DHS)
251 Post Street, Suite 600, 
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: 415-986-3162
Toll Free: 800-826-6693

Resources:

Current Glaucoma Treatment Modalities

Glaucoma learning center (exit DHS)

Last Revised: August 17, 2010