June 5, 2016

What is Glaucoma?

Called “the silent thief of sight,” glaucoma is an eye disease afflicting an estimated three million people in the United States and more than 69 million world wide. It is most prevalent in individuals age 65 and older.There are no warning signs of early-stage glaucoma and it is not until the disease is advanced — and the eye is going blind — that symptoms appear. Glaucoma is only one of three eye diseases that becomes more common as a person ages.