How Glaucoma May Affect Vision

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Normal Vision

Group of children smiling.

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

Group of children smiling, but simulated to how one sees with early glaucoma.

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

Advanced Glaucoma

Group of children smiling, but blurry and dark around the edges simulating how one sees with advanced glaucoma.

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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