1. Health

Discuss in my forum

Troy Bedinghaus, O.D.

January Is Glaucoma Awareness Month

By January 12, 2013

Follow me on:

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

Often referred to as the sneaky thief of sight, glaucoma refers to a group of diseases that cause damage to the optic nerve. If left untreated, glaucoma may cause vision loss and blindness. Vision loss is usually due to increased pressure inside the eye.

Glaucoma Knowledge Center

Comments
No comments yet. Leave a Comment
Leave a Comment

Line and paragraph breaks are automatic. Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title="">, <b>, <i>, <strike>

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.