At the present time all FDA approved glaucoma treatments aim to lower IOP. However, modern research has discovered a number of mechanisms other than elevated IOP that may contribute to loss of vision from glaucoma.
So, what is glaucoma? Is It High Intraocular Pressure (IOP) in the Eye? Mounting evidence suggests that factors other than intraocular pressure (IOP) contribute to the development of glaucoma.
For an organ that is about the size of a large gumball, the eye is a complicated structure. Fortunately, a basic understanding of glaucoma and it’s treatments can be gained with an awareness of just a few “parts” of the eye.
Earlier detection seems to be one of the key factors in whether someone is likely to go blind from glaucoma. Simply put, a person who has already lost some vision by the time of diagnosis is more likely to go blind than someone who is diagnosed with glaucoma prior to losing any vision. It’s been estimated that 50% of people with glaucoma
It’s believed that 60-70 million people worldwide have glaucoma. Approximately 3 million people in the United States alone have this condition