Open-angle glaucoma is the most common form of the disease, and is completely painless with
absolutely no symptoms. In the healthy eye, a clear fluid called aqueous circulates inside the
front portion of your eye. To maintain a constant healthy eye pressure, your eye continually
produces a small amount of aqueous while an equal amount of this fluid flows out of your eye
through the trabecular meshwork.
In open angle glaucoma, drainage abnormalities cause the internal eye pressure to increase as
fluid builds up, which then deprives the optic nerve of oxygen and nutrients and leads to
irreversible optic nerve damage.
The damage caused by open-angle glaucoma is often so slow that patients may not notice any
changes to their vision until significant damage has already occurred.
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