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Glaucoma is a condition that affects the eye characterized by an increased pressure within the eyeball. Glaucoma must be treated as it can otherwise damage the optic nerve and eventually cause blindness. The symptoms of glaucoma are very faint unless actual loss of vision occurs, usually beginning with peripheral vision. Glaucoma that occurs as an acute attack, may be characterized as red eyes, extreme pain, blurred vision, headaches, nausea, and vomiting. Glaucoma is often treated with eye drops, medication, laser therapy, surgery, herbal therapy, nutritional therapy and the Hindu traditional medicine, Ayurveda. In order to prevent relapse regular eye exams are recommended.

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