"January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, but half of people with glaucoma don’t know they have it. Get a healthy start this year 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..."