Know the Facts About Glaucoma
January is Glaucoma awareness month, and knowing the warning signs could save your eyesight. Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness. If you have high pressure in your eye, your risk of Glaucoma increases. The older you are, the higher chances of developing the disease, but underlying conditions also contribute. Those include heart disease, high blood pressure, and a family history of Glaucoma. During the month of January, Health Reporter Linnea Allen will interview doctors and patients about the warning signs, and the treatment of Glaucoma. One thing doctors do know is that regular checkups matter because early detection is the key in preventing and overcoming Glaucoma.
SHREVEPORT, La. -- Glaucoma is high eye pressure that damages the optic nerve. It is a leading cause of blindness and is caused from a build up of fluid in the eye.
SHREVEPORT, La -- January is the month set aside to bring attention to the sight-stealing disease of glaucoma. And with that, KTBS takes another look at glaucoma treatment options and commonly asked questions.
SHREVEPORT, La. -- Glaucoma is high pressure in the eye that damages the optic nerve. It is a leading cause of blindness, but can often go undetected until it is too late.
SHREVEPORT, La -- Glaucoma is a degenerative eye disease that can completely rob you of your vision. It affects around 3 million Americans and is a leading cause of blindness.
Eyesight is important but easily taken for granted. Few people can imagine life without their eyesight, but hundreds of millions of people across the globe experience compromised vision every year.