January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month - Pepose Vision Institute

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Posted by: Pepose Vision Institute in Glaucoma on January 5, 2016

Look to the Future: Get an Eye Exam to Save Your Vision from Glaucoma

Glaucoma affects almost 3 million Americans over the age 40. Glaucoma is often referred to as “the sneak thief of sight” since there are no symptoms and once vision is lost, the damage is permanent. Often as much as 40% of vision can be lost before most persons affected notice the loss. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. Yet, glaucoma is a preventable blindness. While there is no cure, early detection can help determine treatment options to stop further damage such as surgery or medication. If you haven’t had your annual exam, please click here.

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