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Tag term summary

  • Glaucoma

    Glaucoma is an eye disease causing damage to the optic nerve. What is glaucoma? Glaucoma occurs when the optic nerve at the back of the eye is damaged, often in association with an increase in pressure inside the eye.

  • Anatomy of the eye

    The eye The eye is the organ of sight. The eye is an especially important organ as it often reflects general health. Retinal blood vessels can show the first signs of disease affecting the rest of the body.