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Health Alert: Glaucoma

NewsWatch 12's Kate Houston is with Dr. Nicole Brooks from Providence Medford Medical Center for some information on Glaucoma.

Posted: Oct 18, 2018 12:54 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Glaucoma is a disease that damages the optic nerve, which is the main nerve in your eye.

It doesn't cause symptoms at first, but it affects the edges of what you see when it starts to cause vision loss. However, you can still see things through the center.

Doctors check for glaucoma by checking your vison and check the pressure of your eye by blowing air into your eye with a special tool.

It can be treated with eye drops, laser therapy, or even surgery.

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