Advanced Glaucoma

Glaucoma is disease of the optic nerve related to the pressure inside the eye. The damage to the optic nerve is directly related to high intraocular pressures and can lead to permanent loss of vision. The optic nerve can be thought of as a cable wire carrying millions of nerve fibers in a bundle to the brain from each eye. Advanced or severe stage glaucoma refers to loss of significant number of the nerve fibers, which leads to siginificant loss of vision, usually starting with loss of peripheral vision and in late advanced stages involving the central area of vision. Advanced Glaucoma is most commonly asymptomatic related to chronic elevation of intraocular pressure.