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People At Risk

 

Understanding Glaucoma

Glaucoma can impact anyone or any family. All people should be concerned about the glaucoma disease and the potential harm it could cause someone’s life. Because this disease is also known as the sneak thief of sight we must remind each other, especially our elders to get regular eye examinations. Early detection could save your vision.

Glaucoma: Those At Risk?

People at greater risk for glaucoma:

  1. People of African-American descent
  2. Adults over the age of 50 years
  3. Those with a significant family history of glaucoma
  4. People who have diabetes
  5. Nearsighted patients
  6. People with high intraocular pressure
  • African-Americans have a greater than average chances for developing glaucoma than do people of other racial backgrounds.
  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) now recommends that people with other risk factors for glaucoma have their eyes examined.
  • Corticosteroids that are inhaled are most often used to treat asthma and have been reported to raise intraocular pressure (IOP)

ONLINE Resources

Provided By (Glaucoma-Cataract Consultants)
James P. Mondzelewski, M.D.

Additional information can be found on some of these other websites that we have recently researched at Glaucoma-Cataract Consultants.

Get the Facts about Glaucoma

http://www.nei.nih.gov/health/glaucoma/glaucoma_facts.asp

Provided courtesy of the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health, is a pertinent website contains frequently asked questions about the symptoms, detection, and treatment of glaucoma. This is a great place for recently diagnosed patients that gather additional information.

The Glaucoma Foundation

http://www.glaucomafoundation.org/

The Glaucoma Foundation is a non-profit eye care organization dedicated to leading the fight against glaucoma and identifying new treatment options. This website has general information regarding glaucoma and it provides glaucoma resources including a page where patients, families, and friends can locate support groups.

American Glaucoma Society

http://www.glaucomaweb.org/

The American Glaucoma Society strives to promote treatments or care for individuals with glaucoma by supporting ophthalmologists who treat the disease. Contact the American Glaucoma Society, P.O. Box 45161, San Francisco CA 94145-0161

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