What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a disease that attacks the eye’s optic nerve and can lead to vision loss and eventual blindness if left untreated. It significantly impacts quality of life, in particular for patients with advanced glaucoma and bilateral visual field damage. It affects approximately 80 million people worldwide and is expected to rise to 90 million by 2020.
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness after macular degeneration.