Glaucoma is a group of conditions that damages the optic nerve and is often associated with high eye pressures. Also known as the silent thief of sight, glaucoma can damage the vision so slowly that the loss of vision is not noticed until the disease is advanced.

Glaucoma is a chronic disease, and without treatment, it can result in progressive irreversible vision loss. On the other hand, timely diagnosis and treatment can control the disease and prevent blindness. The mainstay of glaucoma treatment is to lower the eye pressure. This video shows the importance of compliance to regular monitoring and treatment in patients with glaucoma.