Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve, the part of the eye that carries the images to the brain for us to interpret. The optic nerve is made up of many nerve fibers, like an electric cable containing numerous wires. When damage to the optic nerve fibers occurs, blind spots in the vision develop. Typically, these blind spots initially occur in the peripheral vision and may go undetected until significant optic nerve damage occurs, resulting in permanent blindness. This is why glaucoma is known as the “silent thief of vision.”
Macular degeneration often called AMD (for age-related macular degeneration) is a deterioration of the macula which is the central part of the retina at the back of the eye that allows one to see fine details clearly and perform activities such as reading and driving.
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