Review of Glaucoma: The Forest and The Trees
Michael N. Wiggins, MD
Assistant Professor,
College of Health Related Professions and College of Medicine,
Department of Ophthalmology
Jones Eye Institute
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences


What is Glaucoma?

A state in which the level of intraocular pressure (IOP), over a 24 hour period, rises above that which a particular eye can tolerate, causing damage to the eye.

What causes Glaucoma?

It’s caused by infection, trauma, inflammation, cancer, vascular disease, endocrine disease, drugs and genetics

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