Traumatic Glaucoma

Traumatic Glaucoma


>>Traumatic glaucoma is caused by
injuries that badly bruise the eye. Traumatic glaucoma can occur soon
after the injury or many years later but will only affect the eye that was injured. Blood and debris from the injury
can block the eye’s drainage system. The drain itself can also rip from the trauma. These issues prevent the normal flow of the
eye’s fluid and cause increased eye pressure. The eye pressure slowly damages the optic nerve. The optic nerve acts like the electricity
cable that connects the eye to the brain. When it is damaged, it can no longer
bring strong vision signals to the brain. This leads to very slow vision
loss without causing any pain. Your side vision is affected first. Your central vision, the vision
you use to drive and read, is only affected when the
disease is extremely severe. Often you are not even aware of the
trouble the eye pressure has caused until the optic nerve is already badly damaged. Your doctor will recommend
treatments for your glaucoma to keep your eye pressure in a safe zone. Keeping your eye pressure in this
safe zone will stop more damage from occurring to your optic nerve. You should ask your doctor what a
safe eye pressure is for your eye.

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