How Glaucoma May Affect Vision

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Normal Vision

Sight 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

Vision with early glaucoma

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

Advanced Glaucoma

Vision 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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