National Glaucoma Awareness Month

January 7th 2012- Glaucoma, right behind cataracts is the second leading cause of blindness in the world. January marks National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Some of the biggest groups and organizations in eyecare are educating the public about this blinding disease and to get comprehensive eye exams such as the American Optometric Association, Prevent Blindness America, the National Eye Institute and Glaucoma Research Foundation. Although glaucoma does result in blindness, vision can be saved if proper diagnosis and treatment is enacted. Education and awareness is critical.

Article By: Antonio Chirumbolo SUNY 2013
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