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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye's
optic nerve and result in vision loss and blindness. Glaucoma
occurs when the normal fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly
rises. However, with early treatment, you can often protect your
eyes against serious vision loss.

Increased eye pressure means you are at risk for glaucoma, but
does not mean you have the disease. A person has glaucoma
only if the optic nerve is damaged. If you have increased eye
pressure but no damage to the optic nerve, you do not have
glaucoma. However, you are at risk.

Not every person with increased eye pressure will develop
glaucoma. Some people can tolerate higher eye pressure
better than others. Also, a certain level of eye pressure may be
high for one person but normal for another.

Whether you develop glaucoma depends on the level of
pressure your optic nerve can tolerate without being damaged.
This level is different for each person. That's why a
comprehensive dilated eye exam is very important. It can help
Dr. Camp determine what level of eye pressure is normal for
you.

Glaucoma can develop without increased eye pressure. This form of glaucoma is called
low-tension or normal-tension glaucoma.

Studies have shown that the early detection and treatment of glaucoma, before it causes
major vision loss, is the best way to control the disease.
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150 Interstate South Drive
Suite 200
Jasper, Georgia 30143

telephone 706-253-2267
fax 678-454-7331
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