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What does glaucoma look like?

Contrary to popular belief, glaucoma does not usually have obvious visual indicators. Angle-closure glaucoma, which accounts for less than 2% of all prescribed cases, is the only obvious visual indication that a person is suffering from the disease. In this case, the iris of an afflicted individual slips over the drainage angle and blocks the outflow of excess fluid from the eye. However, in the majority of glaucoma cases, the only apparent symptoms are blurred or double vision, abnormal pressure behind the eye, or muted/yellowed colors. 

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