How Glaucoma May Affect Vision

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Normal Vision

A group of children. The image depicts how the children would to one with normal vision.

This is an example of normal vision. This is also an example of how someone sees during the beginning stages of open-angle glaucoma. Because there are no symptoms initially, regular eye examinations are very important. 

Early Glaucoma

Children with an almost imperceptible darkening in the periphery, depicting how they might look to one with early glaucoma.

Early symptoms may include a gradual and often imperceptible failing of side (peripheral) vision.

Advanced Glaucoma

A simulation of what someone with advanced glaucoma sees with only the center part of an image of students being in focus and all around being blurry and distorted.

During the advanced stages of glaucoma, only a small central area of vision remains. Eventually, damage to the optic nerve will result in total blindness.

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