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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Glaucoma

Steven J. Gedde, M.D. with students.
Steven J. Gedde, M.D. with students.

Glaucoma is a family of more than 30 diseases that affects pressure within the eye (intraocular pressure), and damages the optic nerve. When pressure inside the eye increases, blind spots in peripheral areas of vision may occur. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. Often called the “sneak thief” of sight, most forms of glaucoma do not produce symptoms until vision is already severely damaged. If diagnosed early, the disease can be controlled and permanent vision loss can usually be prevented.

Glaucoma Brochure Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is fully committed to research, diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma. With 16 glaucoma specialists on faculty (Drs. Douglas Anderson, Michael Banitt, Francisco Fantes, Steven Gedde, David Goldman, Alana Grajewski, David Greenfield, Elizabeth Hodapp, Anna Junk, Krishna Kishor, Richard Lee, Paul Palmberg, Richard Parrish, Carolyn Quinn, Sara Wellik and Mark Werner) at Bascom Palmer, we are a leader in research, as well as the clinical care of patients with glaucoma. Download the brochure for more information about glaucoma at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.