Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases characterised by the damage of the optic nerve due to increased internal eye pressure. Anyone can develop glaucoma, but there are many risk factors that can increase your chances:
Regular eye check-ups can help detect glaucoma in its early stage and prevent irreversible damage. As a rule of thumb, get your eyes tested every three to five years after the age of 40 and every year after 60. You should also protect your eyes while playing contact sports and spending time outdoors as serious eye injuries can lead to glaucoma.