Glaucoma

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Glaucoma
Why Yale Medicine?
  • Ophthalmologists with an international reputation for their work with glaucoma
  • Skilled in complex procedures, including combined cataract and glaucoma surgery
  • Providers of glaucoma implant surgery to manage complicated cases

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 glaucoma specialist and assistant professor of ophthalmology at Yale School of Medicine. 

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.