Glaucoma is a disease that damages your eye’s optic nerve. It usually happens when fluid builds up in the front part of your eye. That extra fluid increases the pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve.

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness.

Only half of the people that have glaucoma are aware they have it. It normally shows little to no symptoms when it develops.

Some causes of Glaucoma are:

  • Eye Injury
  • Inflammation of the eye
  • Diabetes

Some symptoms may include:

  • Severe pain in the eye or forehead
  • Redness in the eye
  • Decreased vision or blurred vision
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Vision of rainbows or halos

Glaucoma can take away your eyesight 2017