I HAVE had a query about glaucoma.

I HAVE had a query about glaucoma.

GLAUCOMA is a group of eye diseases that gradually make the suffering blind. In the early stages of the disease, there might be no symptoms.

The loss of vision is due to the damage caused to the optic nerve, which acts like an electric cable with more than 1million wires. The nerve carries images from the eye to the brain.

As yet, there is no cure for glaucoma, but medication or surgery can slow or even prevent further vision loss.

Treatment will depend on the type of glaucoma. As with many diseases, early detection is vital to stopping the progress of the disease. -;