Is glaucoma like eye cancer?

Can glaucoma be like eye cancer?
Glaucoma is an eye condition in which there is an increase in pressure in the eye causing pain, redness and blurry vision. This increase in pressure can damage nerves in the eye and cause loss of vision. There are different causes for glaucoma and eye cancer is one of them where the cancer mass can increase pressure in the eye.

Last Updated on March 22, 2023 by Shabnam Sengupta

Not exactly. Glaucoma is not a type but a sign and symptom of eye cancer. Glaucoma is a condition that is recognized by excessive pressure within the eyeball that gradually leads to loss of sight.

Eye melanoma cancer may lead to glaucoma because uncontrollable cancer cell growth can induce pressure to cause glaucoma–mostly characterised by eye pain, redness and blurry vision.

However, inflammation in the eye is another reason that can induce glaucoma, pressure in the eye or overall dysfunction of eye nerves.

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