Though glaucoma can cause significant vision loss and blindness, detecting it early is one of the best ways to counteract its effects.
Studies have uncovered gene mutations that could lead to glaucoma, a sight-stealing disease whose causes have eluded scientists for decades. Sometimes called the “silent thief of sight,” glaucoma often comes with no apparent warning signs as the progressive disease slowly robs people of their vision. In fact, according to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, half of… Read More
With early detection and proactive treatment, it’s possible to stop glaucoma in its tracks. The second-leading cause of blindness, glaucoma occurs when eye pressure builds up and damages the optic nerve, ultimately leading to vision loss. Because glaucoma doesn’t always come with warning signs, patients will sometimes fail to notice their slowly deteriorating vision at… Read More
Glaucoma can be debilitating, but if it’s caught early, it’s possible to effectively halt and ultimately manage the condition. You’ve probably heard of glaucoma, but you might not actually know what it is, who is at risk, and/or how it’s treated. We’ve compiled some helpful information on the causes, symptoms, and treatment options in order… Read More