continued fluid output, the high pressure develops. A variety of medications can be
used to treat glaucoma. Pilocarpine, acetazolamide (Diamox) and timolol (Timoptic)
are just three examples of such medications. These medications will be presented in
e. Cataracts. A cataract is an irreversible and progressive clouding of the lens
leading to blindness. Cataracts are surgically removed.
Conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva.
Figure 5-3. Myopia and Hypermetropia contrasted with normal vision.