A Glaucoma Fact Sheet: 20 Things to Keep an Eye On

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20 Eye-Opening Glaucoma Facts You Need to Know

To take charge of your eye health, you’ll want to become acquainted with basic glaucoma information before you start experiencing vision loss. By familiarizing yourself with some essential glaucoma facts, you’ll be able to protect your vision, and your quality of life, as you age.

Here are 20 quick glaucoma facts from the National Eye Institute that will get you better acquainted with the condition.

1. What Is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma describes a group of diseases that describe damage to the optic nerve, usually caused by elevated pressure on the optic nerve.

2. Prognosis

There is no cure for glaucoma.

3. Don’t Delay

Early detection is key, as vision loss is irreversible.

4. Prevalence in the U.S.

Over 2.7 million Americans over the age of 40 have glaucoma.

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