The Most Common Myths Surrounding Glaucoma
If you or someone close to you is diagnosed with glaucoma, or another eye condition, you may try to learn about the disease. However, you cannot believe everything you hear or read. Glaucoma, which is a condition that causes increased intraocular pressure and could lead to vision loss, is surrounded by certain misconceptions. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that cause progressive damage of the optic nerve at the point where it leaves the eye to carry visual information to the brain. Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness worldwide. It is estimated that 4.5 million persons globally are blind due to glaucoma1 and that this number will rise to 11.2 million by 2020.