Glaucoma | Complications

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How does increased pressure damage your eye?

The increased pressure destroys the nerve cells in the eye, which leads to vision loss. At first, you may have blind spots only in your peripheral (side) vision. If your glaucoma isn't treated, your central vision will also be affected. Vision loss caused by glaucoma is permanent.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 01/11
Created: 01/96

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