Low blood pressure combined with high intraocular pressure (IOP) may be a risk factor for glaucoma and optic nerve damage. However, not all individuals with elevated IOP will develop glaucoma.
The eye care doctors at Vision Care Plus wants to spread awareness about glaucoma this month in observance of National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma can cause irreversible blindness and is sometimes called “the thief of sight” because as much as 40% of a patient’s vision can be lost without the patient realizing it. Learn more about this disease below.