Glaucoma is a disease that can cause vision loss and blindness. It occurs when fluid builds up in the front part of the eye, which can increase eye pressure. The pressure can damage the optic nerve that sends important input information to the brain.
It is important to have your eyes examined regularly to screen for glaucoma. Your doctor can let you know how frequently you should have follow-up exams based on your initial screening. Glaucoma tests consist of a group of tests.