Glaucoma Facts

Here are a few interesting facts about Glaucoma:

  • About 2% of the population ages 40 – 50 and 8% over 70 years of age have elevated eye pressures. Approximately 65 million people have Glaucoma worldwide.
  • Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the U.S. and the first leading cause of preventable blindness.
  • African Americans ages 45 -65 are 17 times more likely to go blind from Glaucoma then any other ethnic group.
  • Other high risks groups include: people over 60 years of age, people with a family history of Glaucoma, diabetics and severely nearsighted people.

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