Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Don't Let Glaucoma Steal Your Sight!

"January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, but half of people with glaucoma don’t know they have it. Get a healthy start in 2017 by learning about glaucoma and taking steps to reduce your risk of vision loss!

Know the Facts

  • Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the eye's optic nerve and can result in vision loss and even blindness.
  • About 3 million Americans have glaucoma. It is the 2nd leading cause of blindness worldwide.
  • Open-angle glaucoma, the most common form, results in increased eye pressure. There are often no early symptoms, which is why 50% of people with glaucoma don't know they have the disease.
  • There is no cure (yet) for glaucoma, but if it's caught early, you can preserve your vision and prevent vision loss. Taking action to preserve your vision health is key..."


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