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Glaucoma

  • By: Komal Bharat Desai M.D. & Jacquelyn Sturm M.S.
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Glaucoma is a disease characterized by elevated intraocular pressure, optic nerve damage, and subsequent impaired vision. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of adult blindness in the United States and worldwide. Risk factors include increased age, African-American race, ...

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