Why Is Glaucoma Called The “Silent Thief of Sight?”

EyeExam93589973Glaucoma is a condition which increases pressure within the eyeball and causes damage to the optic nerve. Currently almost 3 million people in the United States over the age of 40 have Glaucoma.

Glaucoma is often referred to as the “silent thief of sight,” because there are usually no symptoms until the disease has progressed and there is some form of vision loss. Warning signs to look for are blurred vision, gradual loss of peripheral vision, tunnel vision and halos around lights.

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