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Glaucoma can take
your sight away.
Keep Vision in Your Future.
1
What is glaucoma?
•
•
•
Classified as a group
of diseases.
Damages the optic
nerve.
Can cause permanent
vision loss if l...
2
What causes glaucoma?
•
•
•
Slow fluid drainage.
Pressure builds up and
damages the optic
nerve.
Optic nerve damage
can ...
3
Who is at higher risk?
• African Americans over
age 40.
4
Who is at higher risk?
•
•
African Americans over
age 40.
Everyone over age 60.
5
Who is at higher risk?
•
•
African Americans over
age 40.
Everyone over age 60,
especially Mexican
Americans.
6
Who is at higher risk?
•
•
•
African Americans over
age 40.
Everyone over age 60,
especially Mexican
Americans.
People w...
7
What are the symptoms?
•
•
•
At first, there are none.
As glaucoma
progresses, side vision
fails.
Field of vision narrow...
8
What does vision with glaucoma
look like?
Normal Vision Vision with Glaucoma
9
How is glaucoma detected?
Glaucoma can be detected through a comprehensive dilated eye exam.
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How is glaucoma detected?
11
How is glaucoma treated?
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Medications
Surgery
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–
Laser
Conventional
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How is glaucoma treated?
13
What can you do to protect your vision?
•
•
•
See your eye care
professional.
If eligible, use Medicare.
Get a dilated ...
14
How can you help family and friends?
•
•
•
Spread the word!
Encourage others to get
dilated eye exams.
Visit the Nation...
15
What should you remember?
•
•
•
•
Glaucoma has no
warning signs.
Glaucoma can cause
permanent vision loss.
Early detect...
16
Where can you get more information?
http://www.nei.nih.gov/glaucoma
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  1. 1. 0 Glaucoma can take your sight away. Keep Vision in Your Future.
  2. 2. 1 What is glaucoma? • • • Classified as a group of diseases. Damages the optic nerve. Can cause permanent vision loss if left untreated. 1
  3. 3. 2 What causes glaucoma? • • • Slow fluid drainage. Pressure builds up and damages the optic nerve. Optic nerve damage can occur at different pressure levels for different people.
  4. 4. 3 Who is at higher risk? • African Americans over age 40.
  5. 5. 4 Who is at higher risk? • • African Americans over age 40. Everyone over age 60.
  6. 6. 5 Who is at higher risk? • • African Americans over age 40. Everyone over age 60, especially Mexican Americans.
  7. 7. 6 Who is at higher risk? • • • African Americans over age 40. Everyone over age 60, especially Mexican Americans. People with a family history of the disease.
  8. 8. 7 What are the symptoms? • • • At first, there are none. As glaucoma progresses, side vision fails. Field of vision narrows as glaucoma worsens.
  9. 9. 8 What does vision with glaucoma look like? Normal Vision Vision with Glaucoma
  10. 10. 9 How is glaucoma detected? Glaucoma can be detected through a comprehensive dilated eye exam.
  11. 11. 10 How is glaucoma detected?
  12. 12. 11 How is glaucoma treated? • • Medications Surgery – – Laser Conventional
  13. 13. 12 How is glaucoma treated?
  14. 14. 13 What can you do to protect your vision? • • • See your eye care professional. If eligible, use Medicare. Get a dilated eye exam every one to two years.
  15. 15. 14 How can you help family and friends? • • • Spread the word! Encourage others to get dilated eye exams. Visit the National Eye Institute Website at http://www.nei.nih.gov/glaucoma
  16. 16. 15 What should you remember? • • • • Glaucoma has no warning signs. Glaucoma can cause permanent vision loss. Early detection and treatment can protect your vision. Get a dilated eye exam.
  17. 17. 16 Where can you get more information? http://www.nei.nih.gov/glaucoma
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