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National Glaucoma Month

POSTED ON January 31, 2011

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As January comes to a close today, National Glaucoma Awareness month does too.  Glaucoma is an eye disease we can all try to detect and catch with the proper eye care and eye health as suggested by Indianapolis eye doctors like Dr. Tavel and his board certified associates.  Although glaucoma is a sneaky eye disease, one without many or any symptoms at all, it can be discovered through an ever important eye examination. When too much fluid and pressure builds up in the eye, ...

As January comes to a close today, National Glaucoma Awareness month does too.  Glaucoma is an eye disease we can all try to detect and catch with the proper eye care and eye health as suggested by Indianapolis eye doctors like Dr. Tavel and his board certified associates.  Although glaucoma is a sneaky eye disease, one without many or any symptoms at all, it can be discovered through an ever important eye examination.

When too much fluid and pressure builds up in the eye, intraocular pressure results which can damage the optic nerve that transmits vision messages to our brain.  This is glaucoma.  Glaucoma can result in vision loss that is often times permanent if not caught early enough by an Indiana eye doctor through an eye examination.

January is a month where glaucoma and news about the eye disease make more headlines as eye doctors everywhere including those like Dr. Tavel and his board certified associates aim to tell all patients about the disease so further awareness about it and its symptoms are known.

Glaucoma can affect anyone but according to a post on WebMD those over 60 years of age, African American, Mexican American, or with a family history are most at risk.  Get an eye examination to determine if you are at risk for glaucoma and tell others about the disease today to possibly save your visions and theirs.

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