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October 20, 2019

How Do Glaucoma Eye Drops Work?

Elevated eye pressure, the primary known risk factor for glaucoma nerve damage, is caused by a buildup of fluid known as aqueous humor. In a healthy eye, this fluid provides nourishment to cells before flowing out into the bloodstream through a drainage system made up of the primary outflow pathway, the trabecular meshwork, and the smaller uveoscleral pathway. When the drainage system is blocked, increased intraocular pressure (IOP) can put a person at risk of developing glaucoma.

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