Topics Discussed: glaucoma; ophthalmology.
Sections: Pathogenesis, Clinical Presentation, Diagnosis, Types of Glaucoma, Treatment, Reference.
Excerpt:"Glaucoma is a disorder characterized by damage to the optic nerve
that, if untreated, leads to progressive loss of vision. In children
it is almost always caused by increased intraocular pressure (IOP).
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of visual loss in adults,
but is rare in children. Estimates of the incidence of primary infantile
glaucoma range from 1 in 2,500 to 1 in 22,000...."
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