Wednesday, December 16, 2020 09:10 AM

PREVENT BLINDNESS INVITES PUBLIC TO JOIN "THE GLAUCOMA COMMUNITY" TO LEARN MORE, BECOME EMPOWERED TO FIGHT THE "SNEAK THIEF OF SIGHT" - YAHOO FINANCE

Prevent Blindness provides variety of free resources, educational tools in support of January's National Glaucoma Awareness Month

CHICAGO, Dec. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Today, there are more than an estimated 3.7 million older adults in the United States with glaucoma, according to the report, "Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems[1]." In an effort to help save vision from glaucoma, Prevent Blindness[2], the nation's oldest voluntary eye health organization, is joining with other leading vision and eye health groups in declaring January as National Glaucoma Awareness Month.

Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes loss of sight by damaging a part of the eye called the optic nerve. This nerve sends information from the eyes to the brain. When glaucoma damages the optic nerve, patches of vision may become lost, usually side vision (peripheral vision). Most sight loss from glaucoma is gradual, which is why it is often referred to as the "Sneak Thief of ...

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