GLAUCOMA AWARENESS MONTH: Pearls and Tips
DID YOU KNOW THAT…
JANUARY is GLAUCOMA AWARENESS MONTH
*Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness.
*More than 3 million Americans have it.
*Many don’t know they have it.
*Family history, certain ethnic backgrounds, and diabetes/blood pressure are some of the many risk factors. What can we do about it? Conduct thorough eye exams and check your history, eye pressure, and optic nerve appearance; you may require further testing including visual fields, imaging, and other modern modalities.
Treatment includes easy solutions like eye drops if you have glaucoma or high pressure in the eye! Other treatments are available depending on the individual including laser or minimal invasive glaucoma procedures.
EyeCare Consultants of NJ (ECC-NJ) partners with the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) to highlight the importance of Glaucoma.
What can you do about it?
Tell your eye doctor your family history, come in for your annual comprehensive eye exam, and tell your family to be examined by an eye doctor too!
THE BEST WAY TO TREAT GLAUCOMA IS TO DETECT IT!