Over 90% of glaucoma is classed as primary open-angle glaucoma (also known as chronic glaucoma
or chronic open-angle glaucoma) which results from a partial blockage within the trabecular meshwork of the eye, the tissue mainly responsible for draining the internal fluid of the eye (aqueous humour).
They are still used in acute angle closure glaucoma but they now have a limited role in chronic glaucoma
More than half of those have chronic glaucoma
, the most common form of the condition.
Treatment: Chronic glaucoma
can be treated with prescribed eye drops to reduce the pressure within the eye or to reduce the amount of fluid produced by the eye.
He had also battled against chronic glaucoma
and cataracts and underwent extensive surgery to restore his vision.
My friend had chronic glaucoma
, in which the pressure inside the eyeball is higher than normal.
28 /PRNewswire/ -- A drug approved this month by the Food and Drug Administration to treat chronic glaucoma
may help delay surgery for patients with advanced cases of the sight-threatening disease, a University of South Florida ophthalmologist said.
Dubbed the sneak thief of sight, chronic glaucoma
is painless, gradually causing your field of vision to move inwards.
Guinness had fought chronic glaucoma
and cataracts for a number of years and had extensive surgery to restore his vision.