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Glaucoma is a group of eye disorders that damage the nerve at
the back of the eye (optic nerve), resulting in loss of eyesight, especially
peripheral (side) vision. Neovascular glaucoma is a type of severe glaucoma in
which blood vessels in the iris block the normal drainage of fluid out of the
eye, causing increased pressure in the eye that eventually damages the optic
Neovascular glaucoma often causes pain and redness in the
eye. It most often develops in people who have poorly controlled diabetes. But
it also occurs in association with other vascular diseases, such as high blood
Treatment of neovascular glaucoma may
include medicines or surgery or both.
Current as of:
May 23, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
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