Glaucoma, the "silent thief of sight"

Glaucoma is a group of eye disorders in which people progressively lose nerve tissue, resulting in vision loss.  If diagnosed at an early stage through regular eye exams, glaucoma can often be controlled with little or no further vision loss. Eye exams

You are at increased risk for glaucoma if you:

  • are over 40

  • have a family member with glaucoma

  • are diabetic

  • have sleep apnea

  • suffer from migraines

  • have high blood pressure

  • have heart disease

  • are taking certain medications

  • have thin corneas

  • have had an eye injury

The vast majority of people diagnosed with glaucoma are unaware they have it as there is no pain and vision loss initially causes blind spots peripherally.

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