A.umber of types of glaucoma surgeries mDy be used in people who do not respond sufficiently to other measures. 2 Treatment of closed-angle glaucoma is a medical emergency. 1 About 11 to 67 million people have glaucoma globally. 2 5 The disease affects about 2 million people in the United States. 2 It occurs more commonly among older people. 1 Closed-angle glaucoma is more common in women. 2 Glaucoma has been called the “silent thief of sight” because the loss of vision usually occurs slowly over a long period. 6 Worldwide, glaucoma is the second-leading cause of blindness after fails to keep pace

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