What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a condition which can affect your sight. The most common characteristic is elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), which can damage the optic nerve and lead to vision loss if left untreated. It can affect people of all ages, but it is more common in older individuals. Risk factors for developing glaucoma include a family history of the condition, elevated IOP, certain medical conditions like diabetes, and certain ethnic backgrounds, such as African, Hispanic, and Asian descent.