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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States. And while there is no outright cure for Glaucoma, identifying Glaucoma early with a comprehensive dilated eye exam -- followed by appropriate treatment by a qualified provider -- can often stop it from severely damaging your vision. 

While anyone can get Glaucoma, some people are at higher risk than others, including people who:

  • are over age 60 
  • are Black/African American and over age 40
  • are Hispanic/Latino
  • have a family history of Glaucoma

Learn more about Glaucoma at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) / National Eye Institute -- and talk to your FCMG provider about your risk for Glaucoma and establishing a regular eye exam with one of the eye-health experts at our affiliates at CNY Ophthalmology.

Or download / take a closer look at this NIH - Glaucoma Infographic.pdf.