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Abraham Tekola MD discusses glaucoma

Glaucoma is an eye condition that develops when too much fluid pressure builds up inside of the eye.

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PRLog (Press Release) - Aug. 5, 2010 - It tends to be inherited and may not show up until later in life.

The increased pressure, called intraocular pressure, can damage the optic nerve, which transmits images to the brain. If damage to the optic nerve from high eye pressure continues, glaucoma will cause loss of vision. Without treatment, glaucoma can cause total permanent blindness within a few years.

Because most people with glaucoma have no early symptoms or pain from this increased pressure, it is important to see your ophthalmologist regularly so that glaucoma can be diagnosed and treated before long-term visual loss occurs.

If you are over the age of 40 and if you have a family history of glaucoma, you should have a complete eye exam with an ophthalmologist every one to two years. If you have health problems such as diabetes or a family history of glaucoma or are at risk for other eye diseases, you may need to visit your eye doctor more frequently.

For more info:

http://abrahamtekola.blogspot.com

About Abraham Tekola, MD

Dr. Abrham Tekola practices family practice in Carmichael, California.

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