Glaucoma: the Silent Thief of Sight

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Glaucoma is one of these age-related eye diseases that has no early symptoms, which is why it is called the silent thief of sight. It is actually a group of diseases that can damage the eye’s optic nerve and result in vision loss and blindness. Open-angle glaucoma is the most common form disease.

In addition to an eye exam, you can reduce your chances of losing your vision to glaucoma by also:

Live a healthy lifestyle that includes maintaining a proper weight, eating healthy foods, and not smoking.
Know your family history to determine if you are at a higher risk for some eye diseases.
Protect your eyes against harmful UV rays from the sun or your computer by wearing sunglasses when you are outdoors or computer glasses when using the computer for extended periods of time.

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