Glaucoma is composed of a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, the health of which is vital for good vision. This damage is often caused by an abnormally high pressure in your eye. Glaucoma is a neurodegenerative disease that can even cause irreversible blindness.
Current treatment methods, such as drugs, laser treatment, and surgeries, might slow down the disease progression. Nevertheless, 15% of the patients end up having irreversible blindness even if they had the correct treatment. This fact shows us that there is a different mechanism that causes progression of disease apart from the intraocular pressure.
Until now, this problem, glaucoma, is treated balancing the intraocular pressure. But it requires more comprehensive treatment method that protects the optical nerves and brain.
Glaucoma is also a neurodegenerative disease that creates neuroinlammation in the brain.
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