Eye with Glaucoma
Most of the time, glaucoma has no symptoms, yet it quietly destroys your vision. Glaucoma occurs when the fluid inside of the eye is produced at a faster rate than it is drained. This buildup raises the pressure inside of the eye and damages the optic nerve at the back. The optic nerve consists of a bundle of 1 million nerve fibers which carries information to your brain.
Without treatment, the increased pressure can lead to total blindness. In glaucoma, there is too much fluid build up internally. When detected, glaucoma can be treated with medications or surgery.