10 Different Types of Glaucoma And How To Identify Each One

9. Neovascular Glaucoma

A form of secondary open-angle glaucoma, this type is caused when an unusual new formation of blood vessels occurs on the iris and takes over the drainage canals. The excess undrained fluid causes pressure in the eye. This type often afflicts people with other diseases, like diabetes. Research has shown it is typically affiliated with another condition and does not stand alone. Treatment is minimal because it is difficult to manage.

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