For Your Health: Glaucoma

By brought to you by Bassett Healthcare and NEWSChannel 2

February 2009

Glaucoma affects 2% of elderly Americans, yet half of the people who have glaucoma don't even know it. 

Treatments for glaucoma only slow the progression of the illness.  If left untreated, glaucoma can cause blindness.   This makes early detection crucial, since lost vision cannot be restored.  Once people notice a problem,  the nerve has already been damaged.

Bassett's Eye Care Center is equipped with sophisticated technology to help detect glaucoma.  Regular eye exams are important, especially if there is a family history of the disease.

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