Glaucoma is an eye disease that damages the optic nerve, or the nerve that transmits visual signals from the eye to the brain. Nicknamed “The Silent Thief of Sight,” glaucoma often does not cause noticeable symptoms until it has progressed considerably. Because it can advance “silently,” it’s important to be aware of the risk factors for glaucoma and be diligent about scheduling regular eye exams to check for signs of the disease.
According to the team at Eye Care of San Diego, the following groups are at an increased risk of developing glaucoma. Continue reading