Glaucoma is the name for a group of conditions in which the nerve in the eye gets damaged from an increase in pressure inside the eye. Over time, this damage can result in vision loss or blindness.
Millions of people are at risk of glaucoma, but early treatment can often prevent serious vision loss. Because glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness, it is important for patients with this condition to be diagnosed and treated as early as possible.
Here at Columbia University’s Harkness Eye Institute, we are a leader in glaucoma diagnosis, treatment, prevention and research.
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