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What is glaucoma and am I at risk?

Glaucoma is a condition where there is too much pressure in the eye. The substance in the eye, called the aqueous humor, is either unable to drain properly or has been overproduced. In either situation, this is a dangerous disease that can seriously damage your vision. There are few symptoms of glaucoma until vision loss occurs, which makes regular eye health examinations even more important.

Certain age and ethnic groups, in addition to diabetics, are at a higher risk for glaucoma. It’s important to discuss risk factors with your eye care professional.

Learn more about Glaucoma.

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