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Glaucoma

A group of eye conditions that progressively damage the optic nerve and result in vision loss.
  • This “sneaky thief of sight” develops slowly for years, but once the damage is done it is permanent. Protect your sight by scheduling regular eye exams that can catch this disease early on.
  • Glaucoma is an eye disease that can damage the optic nerve and result in vision loss and blindness. With regular eye exams and early treatment, seniors can protect their eyes from glaucoma and vision loss.
  • Glaucoma is now more reliably diagnosed and tracked for progression using technologically advanced tools such as laser scanners and digital photography. Click to read Dr. Maisel's full answer.
  • Senior citizens, 65 years or older, should have an ocular examination performed by an ophthalmologist every one to two years at a minimum, even without any existing risk factors. Click to read Dr. Maisel's full answer.
  • Glaucoma is detected through a comprehensive eye exam. Treatments, including medication and surgery, delay progression of the disease, but do not restore eyesight that has already been lost.
  • Glaucoma is a painless, symptom-free disease until its later stages, when it can cause blindness. A new study finds that those with diabetes and hypertension have a greater risk of developing glaucoma.
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