Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is glaucoma?
  2. What is the optic nerve?
  3. What is open-angle glaucoma?
  4. Does increased eye pressure mean that I have glaucoma?
  5. Will I develop glaucoma if I have increased eye pressure?
  6. Can I develop glaucoma without an increase in my eye pressure?
  7. Who is at risk for open-angle glaucoma?
  8. How can I prevent glaucoma from occurring?
  9. What are the symptoms of glaucoma?
  10. How is glaucoma detected?
  11. Can glaucoma be cured?
  12. Can glaucoma be treated?
  13. What can I do to protect my vision?
  14. What can I do if I already have lost some vision from glaucoma?
  15. What research is being done?
  16. What should I do for a family member or friend who may be at risk of glaucoma?
  17. Does Medicare cover the cost of an annual comprehensive eye exam?
  18. Where can I get more information?

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