Facts about Glaucoma:

  • Glaucoma is a leading cause of adult blindness in the U.S.
    • ​Glaucoma can cause blindness if it is left untreated.
  • There is no cure (yet) for glaucoma.
    • ​Vision lost cannot be regained. 
    • With medication and/or surgery, it is possible to halt further loss of vision.
  • Everyone is at risk for glaucoma
    • ​​Older people are at a higher risk for glaucoma but babies can be born with glaucoma (approximately 1 out of every 10,000 babies born in the U.S.).
  • There may be no symptoms to warn you.
    • ​Have a comprehensive eye exam completed each year.
  • It is estimated that over 3 million Americans have glaucoma but only half of those know they have it.

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January is National Glaucoma Month