Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world.
Glaucoma often linked to a buildup of pressure inside your eye. The increased pressure can damage the optic nerve, which transmits images to your brain.
There is currently no cure, but it can be controlled if detected early.
In the United States alone, according to one estimate, more than 3 million people have glaucoma.
Glaucoma has been named the “silent thief of the night“, because there is no pain or symptoms until the disease is advanced enough to be making an impact on your vision.
Glaucoma tends to be inherited and may not show up until later in life.