Glaucoma is a group of diseases with the common feature of damage to the optic nerve, which is the "cable" carrying the visual impulses from the eye to the rest of the visual pathway and the brain.
To children glaucoma is usually present at birth (congenital glaucoma) or a few months after it and it is very rare after the first year of life. The exceptions are the children who were operated for cataract extraction. In this case the glaucoma may occur several years after surgery.
It is a very rare disease, and occurs only to 1 in 10,000 newborns.
Edema and corneal clouding, Increase the size of the eye, Intense symptoms.
Most cases of glaucoma in childhood are individual and not associated with other diseases