Health and Wellness

Don’t Let Glaucoma Steal Your Sight

Posted by Amita Patel, O.D., F.A.A.O. on Aug 12, 2017 8:23:00 AM

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the United States, in part because too many people still don’t know much about it. Many who thought of glaucoma as an old person’s disease were surprised to be diagnosed with it in their mid-30s and 40s. Although certain factors like age and heredity can increase your chances of developing glaucoma, the fact is, glaucoma can affect anyone, anywhere and at any age. The majority of glaucoma patients don’t experience any symptoms before irreversible harm has been done, which is why regular glaucoma screenings are vitally important.

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Topics: eye condition, glaucoma, blindness

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