Glaucoma

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
A woman has an eye exam, possibly for glaucoma

If you have a family history or any other risk factor for glaucoma, you know how important it is to make regular visits to the eye doctor. That's because glaucoma is one of the primary causes of blindness in the United States.

“Glaucoma is actually a group of diseases with the common characteristic of optic nerve change that can result in vision loss,” says Ji Liu, MD, a Yale Medicine glaucoma specialist.

Yale Medicine's ophthalmologists have an international reputation for their work with glaucoma and other diseases of the eye. They use the latest tools to evaluate and manage people who are at risk and have been successful in preserving vision even for people with complicated cases of glaucoma.