January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month
By Dr. Michael Minor | January 10, 2012
Glaucoma is called "the sneak thief of sight" since there are no
symptoms and once vision is lost, it's permanent. As much as 40% of
vision can be
lost without a person noticing.
Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness. Moreover, among African American and Latino populations, glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness, and it is more prevalent.