glaucoma

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month!

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month!

Glaucoma: many of us have heard the term but few are fully aware of the potential devastation this disease can cause if not detected and treated soon enough. “But I had the puff of air test at my last vision check and my pressure is fine.” True, elevated eye pressure is one of the leading risk factors for glaucoma, but did you know that 30% of patients with glaucoma have normal pressure readings? So, if relying solely on a pressure check and ‘vision’ exam, many cases of glaucoma are completely missed.