Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate.
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month and brings to the fore a message of prevention and hope, which is something we can’t lose sight of.
The precious gift of sight, one of the most critical of all the senses, is not able to be fully experienced or enjoyed by those affected with glaucoma.
Over 3 million Americans and over 60 million people worldwide have glaucoma, according to the CDC.
In fact, glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness, due to damage to the optic nerve.
Glaucoma is a stealthy disease of the eyes, affecting one or both of them. It may occur without any obvious symptoms. If left untreated, it will gradually lead to ever-increasing loss of sight, and possibly blindness.
Read more on Laurie’s article at LifeCycles in the Communities Digital News.