Types of Glaucoma

There are two main forms of glaucoma: open-angle (the most common form, affecting approximately 70-90% of individuals); and angle-closure. There are also several other less common forms of this eye disease, including normal-tension, childhood, and secondary glaucoma.

Common Forms

Open-Angle Glaucoma

Angle-Closure Glaucoma


Less Common Forms

Normal-Tension Glaucoma

Childhood Glaucoma

Secondary Glaucoma

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