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It is a degenerative disease that causes progressive and generally irreversible damage to the optic nerve, which is responsible for carrying the visual signals from the eye to the brain. In the anterior part of the eye, behind the iris, there is a structure called the ciliary body, responsible for the production of a transparent liquid called aqueous humor, responsible for the internal nutrition of the eye. Once the aqueous humor has been produced, it passes through the pupil into the anterior chamber to be drained through the mesh or trabecular meshwork located at the angle that forms between the iris and the cornea


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  2. 2016-2017 Basic and Clinical Science Course, Section 10, Glaucoma, Print ISBN: 978-1-61525-737-9 / Shields Textbook of Glaucoma, 2010, ISBN/ISSN 9780781795852
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  4. 2016-2017 Basic and Clinical Science Course, Section 8, External Diseases and Cornea, Print ISBN: 978-1-61525-735-5

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