January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

By Dr. Michael Minor |  January 10, 2012

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease.

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.

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