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Types of Glaucoma

There are two types of glaucoma:

  • open-angle
  • acute closed-angle glaucoma

A comprehensive eye exam is the only way to diagnose this condition, especially open-angle glaucoma which may go unnoticed for years before causing vision damage. Therefore, regular eye exams are very important for people over 35, or those in other high-risk groups.

Treatment for this condition ranges from eye drops to surgery, with the goal of controlling intraocular pressure.