Hear Howard Weiss, MD, MPH, a prominent ophthalmologist at Washington Eye Physicians and Surgeons, as he discusses current glaucoma research and treatment options. The educational webinar was hosted by the Lions Club during Glaucoma Awareness Month. In this introduction to glaucoma, Dr. Weiss gives a 24 minute lecture followed by a 16 minute question and… Read More
Glaucoma is a particularly threatening eye disease for several reasons. First of all, there is no cure for the disease, only treatment to slow or halt its progress. Any damage that occurs because of glaucoma is permanent. If you do not begin glaucoma treatment soon enough, you could have gaps in your vision for the… Read More
Did you know you can have cataracts and glaucoma at the same time? If this happens, it’s important to see an eye doctor with experience treating both disorders. Depending on the severity of your glaucoma or cataracts, you may need surgery to treat them. Keep reading to learn about these conditions and when it’s right… Read More
Glaucoma is the most preventable cause of vision loss in the developed world, so it is import to get routine eye exams and understand glaucoma symptoms and signs. Glaucoma is a serious condition where fluid in the eye begins to build up, which causes pressure to build on the optic nerve. The optic nerve connects… Read More
Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness worldwide. It is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States and the first among Americans of African descent. In fact, experts estimate that by 2020, 80 million people have been diagnosed with glaucoma. Although it is quite common, the glaucoma diagnosis still comes as a… Read More
A glaucoma suspect is someone who has one or more risk factors for developing glaucoma, but does not yet have damage or vision loss due to the disease. Have you or any of your relatives been told that they might have glaucoma or might be a glaucoma suspect? According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, several… Read More
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