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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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