Glaucoma – The Thief of Sight

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. It is estimated that approximately three million American adults have this eye disease. Glaucoma is a serious eye condition that shows no early symptoms or warning signs. It is caused when the optic nerve becomes damaged, which can ultimately result in blindness if […]

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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma is often referred to as a “silent thief of sight”. It is estimated that the disease affects over 4 million Americans with only half of affected people knowing that they have the disease. Glaucoma is actually a series of diseases that damage the optic nerve. Damage to the optic nerve and retina causes blind […]

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Q: Is there anything that I can do to prevent glaucoma as I get older?

A: It is wonderful that you are thinking about glaucoma prevention! Glaucoma is actually the second-leading cause of blindness in the entire world. Glaucoma is often referred to as a “silent thief of sight” because it is estimated that the disease affects over 4 million Americans, yet only about half realize that they have it. […]

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