• Fact Sheet

    Glaucoma: Facts & Figures

    More than 3 million Americans are living with glaucoma, and 2.7 million of whom-aged 40 and older-are affected by its most common form, open-angle glaucoma. Get the facts about glaucoma.

    June 17, 2017
  • Fact Sheet

    Financial Aid for Glaucoma Medications

    Learn about financial aid resources that may be available to help cover the costs of your glaucoma prescription medications.

    June 22, 2015
  • Fact Sheet

    Clinical Trial Information for Glaucoma

    It can take many years for a potential treatment for glaucoma to work its way from the laboratory, through rigorous testing and, finally, to become approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Learn more about the process and how clinical trials work.

    March 14, 2016
  • Fact Sheet

    Glaucoma Treatments

    The most common treatments for glaucoma are eye drops and, rarely, pills. If you are using these medications. be aware of their purpose and potential side effects, which should be explained by a medical professional.

    January 11, 2018
  • Fact Sheet

    Glaucoma: Frequently Asked Questions

    Glaucoma is the name given to a group of eye diseases that lead to damage of the optic nerve (the bundle of nerve fibers that carries information from the eye to the brain), which can then lead to vision loss and possibly blindness. Optic nerve damage usually occurs in the presence of high eye pressure; however, it can occur with normal or even less than normal eye pressure. Read the answers to the most frequently asked question about this eye disease.

    February 12, 2016
  • Flow of Aqueous Humor

    Learn what aqueous humor means and how it is related to glaucoma.
  • Aqueous Humor & Vision Loss

    See what happens when fluid builds up in the eye leading to increased eye pressure.
  • It may take more than15 years & $1 billion

    to bring a treatment or cure to market.
  • More than3 million

    Americans aged 40 and older have glaucoma. It is estimated that the number will double to 6 million people by 2050.
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