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Over 2 million Americans have glaucoma, and half of them are unaware that their vision is slowly deteriorating, according to the Glaucoma Research Foundation. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness, marked by optic nerve damage that results in irreversible vision loss. Everyone is at risk for glaucoma, from prenatal children to senior citizens. While the vision loss cannot be fixed, early detection and intervention can prevent eye damage from progressing into blindness.Overview Your eye is filled with a liquid called intraocular fluid of aqueous humor. Parts of your eye constantly produce this fluid to keep your eye clear and your vision healthy. As fluid enters your eye, intraocular pressure (IOP) builds, just as filling a bag with water increases the pressure in that bag. A drainage system clears any excess liquid, preventing a build-up. This drainage keeps the eye pressure at a healthy level. If the drains begin to clog and dysfunction, fluid stays in the eye and the IOP rises acc...

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