One of the leading causes of vision impairment in patients over the age of 60 is glaucoma. What Glaucoma is, is it's damage to the optic nerve. The optic nerve is in the back of the eye, and that's what brings the vision back to the brain. Glaucoma is typically associated with an eye pressure that's too high for an individual's optic nerve and the optic nerve starts to sustain damage. It's thought of is the silent thief of sight. In other words, patients can have problems from Glaucoma and not even know it. That's why it's important for patients to schedule an annual eye exam to make sure that they're not having problems from this horrible disease.
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