1.800.247.0762

Burlington, IA

624 S. Roosevelt Ave, Suite 100 Burlington, IA 52601 Phone: (319) 768-4300 Fax: (319) 753-3693 Toll Free: (800) 247-0762

Great River Health Systems

1223 S. Gear Avenue, Suite 100 West Burlington, IA 52655 Phone: 319-768-4312 Fax: 319-768-4313 Toll Free: 800-247-0762
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Health Issues

Glaucoma Overview and Facts

Glaucoma refers to a group of disorders that lead to damage to the optic nerve, the nerve that carries visual information from the eye to the brain.

Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness in the United States. There are four major types of glaucoma:

  • Angle-closure (acute) glaucoma
  • Congenital glaucoma
  • Open-angle (chronic) glaucoma * the most common type of glaucoma
  • Secondary glaucoma