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Glaucoma: the “sneak thief of sight”

Iowa Glaucoma Curriculum LogoGlaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States. It has no symptoms and if left untreated, can lead to permanent vision loss or blindness.
 
If detected early, before noticeable vision loss occurs, glaucoma can usually be controlled and severe vision loss can often be prevented.
 
Those at higher risk for glaucoma include people of African, Hispanic and Asian descent; everyone over age 60; diabetics; and people with a family history of the disease. Learn more (www.nei.nih.gov/nehep/gam)
 
Physicians and researchers at the University of Iowa are tackling glaucoma through exceptional patient care, teaching and educational resources. We are also researching the causes of glaucoma and developing tools to aid in diagnosis and treatment. Find out how (www.iowaglaucoma.org)

Date: 
Monday, January 9, 2017