Glaucoma: The Silent Thief Of Sight

Glaucoma is a generic name for a group of diseases causing optic neuropathy and visual field loss, usually, but not always, in the presence of raised IOP. Glaucoma is one of the important causes of irreversible partial or total loss of vision. Glaucoma accounts for 1.7% of economic blindness in India according to WHO-NPCB-I986-89. It affects around 1-2% of general population older than 40 and accounts...