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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.
Additional links for helpful information:
January is National Glaucoma Month
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