Glaucoma causes a buildup of pressure inside of the eye that can result in worsening damage to the eye’s optic nerve over time. Because many people don’t experience any symptoms of glaucoma, it’s crucial to visit your eye doctor or ophthalmologist in Chicago regularly for eye exams and eye care to spot this condition as early as possible. If you have a family history of glaucoma and are over 40 years old, you should visit your eye doctor at least once a year for a glaucoma screening.
Watch this video for some valuable information about what causes glaucoma to develop. Glaucoma typically develops due to genetics and age.