Chronic simple glaucoma, also known as open-angle glaucoma, is a degenerative disease of the optic nerve that is usually caused by an increase in intraocular pressure.

It causes a slow and progressive deterioration in the visual field associated with excavation of the optic disc.

Glaucoma is often defined as the “silent thief of sight” since it is a pathological eye condition that is completely asymptomatic.

For this reason, the best cure is early diagnosis through regular monitoring with specific diagnostic exams such as Computerized Visual Field (CVF) testing, Retinography (RTN), and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT).