Glaucoma is the name for a group of eye disease that damage the optic nerve 1. They can lead to loss of peripheral vision, blind spots, and blindness 1. People with glaucoma have a field of vision that resembles looking through a narrow tube, or having tunnel vision 2
As of 2023, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that 7.7 million people worldwide have glaucoma 3. People with diabetes have twice the risk of getting glaucoma than people without diabetes 4.
Simulations of Glaucoma
- What Is Glaucoma? Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment by the American Academy of Ophthalmology