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Catch The Sneak Thief Of Sight

POSTED ON January 11, 2011

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Do you have a guess of who this thief could be?  What harms our vision and our sight with barely any symptoms?  Glaucoma of course!  Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the U.S.-this thief means business as it robs adults of sight without any noticeable symptoms.  According to Prevent Blindness America and the National Eye Institute, 2.3 million American’s over age 40 and older have glaucoma. January is glaucoma awareness month.  It is the hope of Indiana eye doctors like Dr. ...

Do you have a guess of who this thief could be?  What harms our vision and our sight with barely any symptoms?  Glaucoma of course!  Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the U.S.-this thief means business as it robs adults of sight without any noticeable symptoms.  According to Prevent Blindness America and the National Eye Institute, 2.3 million American’s over age 40 and older have glaucoma.

January is glaucoma awareness month.  It is the hope of Indiana eye doctors like Dr. Tavel and his board certified associates to spread further awareness about glaucoma to patients and communities everywhere to stop this sight robbing disease in its tracks. 

Glaucoma is a sneaky thief of sight as it typically has invisible symptoms and little to no pain.  Eye doctors in Indianapolis can detect glaucoma with a routine eye examination.  When symptoms do appear such as vision loss, permanent damage to the eyes and sight most likely have already occurred from glaucoma and at times can be irreversible.

There is no cure for this sneaky thief of sight but preventative measures (eye exams) can make a world of difference in saving vision and stopping glaucoma.  Eye examinations can also detect other sight-robbing diseases like age-related macular degeneration, cataracts and other diseases like diabetes and hypertension.  They are a powerful force against thieves like glaucoma and other eye diseases.  Get an eye exam today!

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