Glaucoma

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Glaucoma is a disease that causes damage to the eye. If a person who has glaucoma does not get help from a doctor, they will not be able to see.

This disease happens because of damage to the nerve that connects the eye to the brain. Many times, if a person has high pressure in their eye, it will cause glaucoma.

Sometimes, it is hard for a person to know that they have glaucoma, because they lose their ability to see little by little.

When sight is lost from glaucoma, that ability to see cannot be recovered.

There are two kinds of glaucoma, the kind that happens very fast, and the kind that happens slowly, over a long time.

Glaucoma is the second cause of blindness in the world.

Glaucoma happens much more for people with dark skin, or whose family comes from Africa. and also can affect the nerve between the eye and the brain