Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness in people over the age of 65. It’s usually the result of increased pressure in your eyes but can occur even when pressure levels are normal. Glaucoma is a progressive, degenerative disease of the optic nerve, a part of your body that is essentially an extension of the brain. It connects the eye to the brain and is responsible for visual signals to be interpreted by the brain. Also like the brain, any damage is permanent because the optic nerve can’t regenerate.

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