Glaucoma is a disorder that causes damage to the optic nerve, which in turn leads to diminished sight or, in some cases, blindness. Open-angle glaucoma is the most common type of glaucoma. It produces a gradual loss of peripheral (side) vision. In advanced stages, open-angle glaucoma can cause tunnel vision. Glaucoma canít be cured, but eye drops or oral medications can be used to slow the progression of the disease. Note: Estimates include one year of care for treating open-angle glaucoma (for example, physician visits, tests, medication, etc.). Estimates are shown for all types of providers that treat glaucoma.
Note: The estimates below are based on Medica Choice network contract rates. How were these costs calculated?
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