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Unformatted text preview: Learning Issue: GLAUCOMA- BARRY SMITH Name: GINA HENDRICKS Definition Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye's optic nerve and result in vision loss and blindness. Glaucoma occurs when the normal fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises. *** According to our PBL learning objectives we need to know these 3 types f Glaucoma: Primary Open-angle, Acute Close-angle, and Acute Trauma Etiology Low-tension or normal-tension glaucoma. Optic nerve damage and narrowed side vision occur in people with normal eye pressure. Lowering eye pressure at least 30 percent through medicines slows the disease in some people. Glaucoma may worsen in others despite low pressures. Angle-closure glaucoma. The fluid at the front of the eye cannot reach the angle and leave the eye. The angle gets blocked by part of the iris. People with this type of glaucoma have a sudden eye....
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