Glaucoma Awareness Month highlights ‘sneak thief of sight’

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time to spread awareness about a disease that accounts for 9% to 12% of all cases of blindness in the U.S., according to the Glaucoma Research Foundation.
Glaucoma is known as the “sneak thief of sight,” the foundation said, because there are no early symptoms. It is also the leading cause of irreversible blindness, affecting more than 80 million people worldwide.
According to the National Eye Institute, 50% of people with glaucoma are unaware they have the disease, which can only be detected through a comprehensive dilated eye

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