TITLE

Glaucoma

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Glaucoma, a disease of the eye caused by inadequate drainage of the fluid within the eyeball. The resulting increase in the pressure of the fluid damages the optic nerve, leading to a gradual narrowing of the field of vision and, eventually, blindness. Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States.
ACCESSION #
37309452

 

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