National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Jan 25, 2011   //   by debbie   //   Announcements  //  No Comments

The month of January has been designated as National Glaucoma Awareness Month.  Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness in the U.S. and affects nearly 4 million Americans, half of whom do not even know that they have this disease.  Through early detection and treatment, we can prevent blindness. It is important to get an annual glaucoma screening exam.  Those with high risk are: 

Individuals with diabetes mellitus       

Individuals with family history of glaucoma

African-Americans age 50 and older

Hispanic-Americans age 65 and older

See your eye care specialist for a complete exam to screen for this and other eye health issues.

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