Let's Talk About Glaucoma8:28 PM
Imagine a medical condition that has no pain and no symptoms until it is advanced enough to cause permanent blindness? Unfortunately, this condition is real, and it is called glaucoma. Since glaucoma typically doesn't have any symptoms associated with it (not even blurry vision or the need for glasses!), only about 50% of people in America that have glaucoma know that they have it. And without treatment early in the disease process, those affected people are at risk of blindness. Unfortunately about 10% of people that receive treatment still go blind, so as you can see, treatment and close follow-up with your doctor is essential with this disease.
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