January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is called “the sneak thief of sight”. There are no symptoms and once vision is lost, it is permanent. As much as 40% of vision can be lost without a person noticing. Currently, more than 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma. The National Eye Institute projects this number will reach 4.2 million by 2030, a 58 percent increase.
Tips and Advice for the Glaucoma Patient (VIDEO)
If you have been recently diagnosed with glaucoma, or if you are struggling with trying to deal with glaucoma, here are some top pieces of advice from a glaucoma specialist to help you cope with your diagnosis and treatment – LINK TO VIDEO
Link to a Press Release – CLICK HERE
A Message from Glaucoma Research Foundation
“In the United States, approximately 120,000 are blind from glaucoma, accounting for 9% to 12% of all cases of blindness. Here are some ways you can help raise awareness”:
- Talk to friends and family about glaucoma. If you have glaucoma, don’t keep it a secret. Let your family members know.
Refer a friend to our web site, www.glaucoma.org
- Request to have a free educational booklet from the Glaucoma Research Foundation sent to you or a friend.
- Get involved in your community through fundraisers, information sessions, group discussions, inviting expert speakers, and more.
- Connect with us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for regular updates on glaucoma research, treatments, news and information. Share information about glaucoma with your friends and family.
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Source: Glaucoma Research Foundation – https://www.glaucoma.org/