Unfortunately, there is still no cure for Glaucoma. And any vision loss that occurs as a result of Glaucoma cannot be reversed. Worse, Glaucoma can cause total blindness if left untreated. Even scarier, Glaucoma often presents no symptoms. This is why Early Glaucoma Diagnosis and Treatment are so important. With medication, surgery, or a combination of the two it is usually possible to slow or completely halt vision loss.
Top 10 Glaucoma Facts
- Over 2.2 million Americans currently have Glaucoma.
- Only half of Americans with Glaucoma know they have the eye disease.
- It is estimated that more than 60 million people worldwide have Glaucoma.
- Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness.
- Glaucoma accounts for 9-12% of all cases of blindness in the U.S., more than 120,000 people.
- Approximately 1 out of every 10,000 babies born in the United States is born with Glaucoma.
- The risk for Glaucoma increases with age.
- At risk groups include African Americans, people over 60, family members of those already diagnosed, diabetics, and people who are severely nearsighted.
- Vision loss from Glaucoma begins with side or peripheral vision, making it harder to detect.
- With no known cure for the eye disease, early detection and treatment are your best defenses against vision loss. Treatment successfully preserves vision 95% of the time or more, especially if caught early.
Glaucoma Diagnosis and Treatment at the Anne Arundel Eye Center
Specializing in cataracts and glaucoma diagnosis and treatment, the Anne Arundel Eye Center offers complete ophthalmic exams as well as diagnostic pre and post-surgical eye care. Board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Boles has helped preserve thousands of patients’ vision. Let him help you too!
Early Diagnosis is the first step to preserving your vision!
If you have any questions about our blog, “Early Glaucoma Diagnosis and Treatment are Keys to Maintaining Vision,” or wish to schedule an appointment, please contact Dr. Boles, consultative optometrists Dr. Nathan Frank and Dr. Corinne Casey, and the eye care specialists at the Anne Arundel Eye Center by calling 410-224-2010 or visiting AnneArundelEyeCenter.com today. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube as well!
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Glaucoma Facts and Stats Glaucoma Research Foundation