Glaucoma Week to raise awareness

In the United States it is estimated that 2.2 million Americans have glaucoma. Most do not know that they have this disease and we need to raise awareness. Out of the 2.2 million people that have glaucoma more than 120,000 are blind. Glaucoma is know as the silent thief of vision.- MDA
GLAUCOMA, often described as the sneak thief of sight, can cause loss of peripheral vision. There is no cure for glaucoma, but if treatment is initiated early, vision can be protected.
Laubman & Pank Bundaberg’s optometrist John McBrien is advising local residents to get sight smart and if they have not recently had an eye test, consider having an eye examination this World Glaucoma Week, Sunday 8th to Saturday 14th March, 2015.
John says one in 10 Australians over 80 will develop glaucoma. Though a chronic disease, it can be diagnosed through regular eye tests that examine the retina. Laubman & Pank Bundaberg use advanced technology that can assist in the detection and monitoring of Glaucoma.
“The early detection of any form of Glaucoma is important, as the brain compensates for patchy vision loss…..
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Source: News Mail