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What is Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma?

Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma (POAG) is the most common form of glaucoma, affecting about three million Americans. It happens when the eye's drainage canals become clogged over time.


The inner eye pressure (also called intraocular pressure or IOP) rises because the correct amount of fluid can’t drain out of the eye. With open-angle glaucoma, the entrances to the drainage canals are clear and should be working correctly. The clogging problem occurs further inside the drainage canals, similar to a clogged pipe below the drain in a sink.


The inner eye pressure (also called intraocular pressure or IOP) rises because the correct amount of fluid can’t drain out of the eye. With open-angle glaucoma, the entrances to the drainage canals are clear and should be working correctly. The clogging problem occurs further inside the drainage canals, similar to a clogged pipe below the drain in a sink.


Facing Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma? We're here to help at Shiloh Eye Care. Our experts understand this condition well, and we know how to clear the blockages that affect your vision. Let us guide you towards better eyesight and a brighter future.





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