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Glaucoma is a major cause of vision loss worldwide. Adidas Soldes ugg australia classic It affects more than 3 million people in the United States with nearly half being unaware they have the disease. buy ff14 gil During Glaucoma Awareness Month in January, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is reminding the public that early detection and treatment can help protect your sight.

Glaucoma damages the optic nerve, which transmits visual information from the retina to the brain. asics aaron UGG Bottes Pas Cher Typically, the disease initially has no signs or symptoms. adidas zx flux homme If left untreated, glaucoma can cause irreversible blindness.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends that everyone have a comprehensive eye exam at age 40. This exam provides eye doctors an opportunity to carefully examine the eye including the optic nerve for signs of damage and other possible problems that may affect vision. new balance 574 new balance soldes Individuals at greater risk for developing glaucoma include people:

  • over age 40;
  • who have a family history of glaucoma;
  • of African, Asian or Hispanic heritage;
  • who have high eye pressure detected during an eye exam;
  • who are farsighted or nearsighted;
  • who have experienced eye trauma or eye injury;
  • whose corneas are thin in the center;
  • or who have health problems such as diabetes, migraines, high blood pressure or poor blood

Early detection, diagnosis and treatment are critical to managing this disease and preventing vision loss and blindness. asics gel lyte 5 If you or someone you know has not had a recent eye exam and glaucoma testing please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

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