Did you know that January is Glaucoma Awareness Month? There are more than 2.5 million American adults with glaucoma. It is sometimes know as the "sneak thief of sight", since it often goes unnoticed until too late. Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness in the United States. Routine eyecare can help detect glaucoma early and prevent vision loss. Treatment for glaucoma often involves drops, and can be helped in some cases with laser. In advanced cases, surgery may be necessary. Even with good vision, regular visits to the eye doctor are important to catch eye disease early and prevent irreversible blindness.
For more information on glaucoma, visit the glaucoma section of our website, or visit www.glaucoma.org