Glaucoma

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El glaucoma es una condición causada por el aumento de la presión del líquido en el ojo. La presión aumentada causa compresión de la retina y del nervio óptico, lo cual puede conducir poco a poco a daño del nervio. El glaucoma puede causar pérdida de la visión parcial y hasta la ceguera como posible resultado con el tiempo.

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  • Last Reviewed on 09/14/2011
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Franklin W. Lusby, MD, Ophthalmologist, Lusby Vision Institute, La Jolla, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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