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's the proper way to apply glaucoma eye drops?
  14. What can I do to protect my vision?
  15. What can I do if I already have lost some vision from glaucoma?
  16. What research is being done?
  17. What should I do for a family member or friend who may be at risk of glaucoma?
  18. Does Medicare cover the cost of an annual comprehensive eye exam?
  19. Where can I get more information?

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