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Glaucoma Awareness Information

According to the National Eye Institute(NEI), of the 2.7 million Americans who have glaucoma, 50 percent don’t know it. Glaucoma is a condition in which pressure in the eye damages the optic nerve and most patients have no symptoms at all in its early stages. If left untreated, it can lead to vision loss and blindness.

To see how glaucoma affects your vision? Check out this glaucoma vision simulator:

http://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/glaucoma-vision-simulator

Everyone is at risk for glaucoma, from babies to senior citizens, according to the Glaucoma Research Foundation. In the U.S., more than 120,000 people are blind from glaucoma, and glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world. Blindness from glaucoma is six to eight times more common in African-Americans than Caucasians.

The good news is…glaucoma can be detected in its early stages through a comprehensive dilated eye exam.

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