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Jan 18

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States. People are often unaware that glaucoma has no symptoms in its early stages.

If detected early, before noticeable vision loss occurs, glaucoma can usually be controlled and severe vision loss can often be prevented. Vision that is lost from glaucoma cannot be restored.

Anyone can get glaucoma, but those at higher risk include:

  • African Americans over age 40
  • Everyone over age 60, especially Hispanics/Latinos
  • People with a family history of the disease

Glaucoma often has no early warning signs. It has no symptoms and causes no pain. But it can be detected early through a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Learn more by clicking here.