Teen Girl Saved from Blindness as She Beats Glaucoma

January 20, 2015 4:40 PM

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A teen girl from the U.S. was saved from blindness, as she managed to beat glaucoma. Glaucoma is a degenerative condition that causes deterioration to the eye’s optic nerve, and it is caused by pressure buildup inside the eye. Most cases of glaucoma are inherited and symptoms tend to appear later in life.

That is why the case of Olivia Eafano is a special one. At the age of 5, Olivia was watching television when she suddenly realized that she could no longer see the screen. Since then, the young 16 year-old has been battling the disease.

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