World Glaucoma Week is a collaborative project between the World Glaucoma Association and the World Glaucoma Patient Association aimed towards eliminating glaucoma blindness by the encouragement of regular eye exams, including optic nerve checks. Learn how WGW is making an impact on the world!
What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a group of eye disorders that if left untreated can cause damage to the optic nerve resulting in vision loss and even blindness. The disease generally occurs when fluid builds up in the front part of the eye, increasing the pressure of the eye and damaging the optic nerve. Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness for people over 60 years old. Glaucoma, for the most part, is asymptomatic.
How Is Glaucoma Prevented?
The best way to prevent glaucoma damage is to make regular eye exams with your eye doctor. For ages 40-54, have an eye exam every two to four years. For ages 55 to 64, it’s recommended that you have an eye exam every one to two years. Once you’ve turned 65, You should schedule an eye exam every year.
World Glaucoma Week 2017
Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world. This week, eye care advocates and doctors everywhere encourage you to promote glaucoma awareness amongst your family, friends, and peers. By detecting glaucoma early, you’re decreasing your chance of developing permanent vision loss. Call your eye doctor and make an appointment today!
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Here at the Catonsville Eye Group, providing the best patient care is out #1 priority. The professionalism of our doctors coupled with our capable and caring staff, state of the art technology, and extensive frame and lens options are what have made Catonsville Eye Group the first choice for families in our community. We strive to provide the best possible professional care at fair and reasonable prices to our patients in the most courteous way possible!
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