Mark Your Calendar: It’s Glaucoma Awareness Month

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MOBILE, Ala., (WKRG) — January marks Glaucoma Awareness month. Glaucoma is an illness that affects the optic nerve in the eye. According to the National Eye Institute, glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States. If detected early, before noticeable vision loss occurs, glaucoma can usually be controlled and severe vision loss can often be prevented. Vision that is lost from glaucoma cannot be restored.

Dr. Joe Fontenot joins News 5’s Taylor Sarallo to talk about prevention and management of this disease that affects 2.8 million Americans.

Just the Details:

What:

Glaucoma Awarenes Month

When:The month of January
Who:

Community Services for Vision Rehabilitation

More Info:

CSVRLowVision.org

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