Glaucoma or black water is a disease in which the optic nerve is damaged due to various reasons such as high intraocular pressure (or in short, the pressure inside the eye). Since the optic nerve is responsible for transmitting visual information to the brain, any damages to it gradually causes vision defects. If the disease is not treated and progresses, it can ultimately lead to complete blindness. This treatment is fully performed in Tehran Noor Eye Hospital in Iran.
What Causes Glaucoma?
In some cases, the cause of glaucoma is detectable, such as eye injury, some eye surgeries, and the closure of the angle of the eye. However, in most cases glaucoma is a disease with unknown causes and many genetic and environmental factors are involved in its development.