Glaucoma is considered to be the second most common cause of blindness and we are committed to proactively screen for it every time we assess a patient's eyes. It's the best way to defend against the disease. Although there is currently no cure for glaucoma, the best management is early detection to prevent further progression. Patients who are at risk include those with a family history; are diabetic; those of African-American, Hispanic, and Asian descent; those who suffer from nearsightedness, hypertension, extreme high or low blood pressure; those who have experienced traumatic eye injuries; and those who are on steroid medications.Glaucoma is a serious disease, but it doesn't have to be frightening. Help us spread the word on glaucoma and ensure your family and friends are being properly and routinely screened for it.
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