A condition, usually characterised by raised pressure in the eye which causes damage to the optic nerve resulting in defects in the field of vision. It is treated by reducing the pressure in the eye. Increase in intra-ocular pressure resulting, if left untreated, in an irreversible deterioration of the optical nerve and of the retina, as well as an alteration of the visual field, i.e. a reduction in visual performance, often accompanied by headaches and aching eyes. A disease of the eye characterized by increased intraocular pressure. A common cause of preventable vision loss. May be treated by prescription drugs or surgery.

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