High Eye Pressure & Glaucoma: Why an Early Diagnosis is Key

The term glaucoma refers to multiple diseases where the eye’s optic nerve can become damaged. The most common kind, open-angle glaucoma, happens as a result of high eye pressure. Also known as ocular hypertension, this is when fluid drains too slowly out of the front part of the eye. This fluid builds up, and the pressure inside the eye rises.

Glaucoma can cause peripheral and central vision loss and even blindness. Anyone can get it, and there are no symptoms early on. That’s one reason why regular eye exams are important.

Watch Peter Netland, MD, explain eye pressure and glaucoma.


  1. i m suffering from Glaucoma disease.can i use latisse to cure glaucoma because i read lots of side effects of this eye drops on google so plz suggest whether i use or not.

    • Hello,
      I am forwarding your question on to our glaucoma specialists administrative assistants. They will reach out to you about your question and about scheduling to see one of our glaucoma specialists. In the meantime, please feel free to call them at 434-924-2808 or 434-982-1086. Thank you!

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