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Four times a year our doctors share insights on various topics in OD News, our newsletter for optometry. I hope you find this information interesting and helpful to your practice.

If you have not received certain articles, or wish to review past topics, the entire archive is available on this page. As medical eye care continues to advance and change, some information will undoubtedly be supplanted by new knowledge.

Enjoy!

David Stanfield, OD OD Director

13th July 2020

Glaucoma - Help me help you

by Reid Mamiya, OD Chehalis, WA

Worldwide, glaucoma is the second-leading cause of blindness. But among many racial groups, it is the leading cause of preventable blindness. In the US, more than 3 million people have some form of glaucoma. Because there are often no symptoms until the later stages, this insidious disease is known as the thief of sight. To make matters worse, 31% to 60% of glaucoma patients miss the full benefits of prescribed treatment because they fail to use medications correctly.

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