Glaucoma Awareness & Your Health
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. It is estimated that three million Americans have glaucoma, but only about half of them know that they have glaucoma. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness for people over 60 years old. But blindness from glaucoma can often be prevented with early treatment.
Early Symptoms of Glaucoma
When glaucoma develops, usually you don’t have any early symptoms and the disease progresses slowly. In this way, glaucoma can steal your sight very gradually. Fortunately, early detection and treatment (with glaucoma eye drops, glaucoma surgery or both) can help preserve your vision.
To maintain a healthy eye pressure, your eye continuously produces a small amount of aqueous humor, which circulates in the front part of your eye, and an equal amount flows out. If more aqueous humor is produced than flows out, an unhealthy eye pressure may develop and damage the optic nerve. Learn more at http://www.geteyesmart.org or Contact us!