Glaucoma Archives

Are you at risk for a leading cause of blindness in Black Americans?

January 16, 2020

By Cheryl L. Dejewski Glaucoma is known as the “Sneak Thief of Sight” because the most common type is painless and progresses so slowly that most people don’t notice symptoms for years— until severe permanent damage has already occurred. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness, especially for blacks. In fact, black Americans have a… [Read More]

Local eye MDs review leading causes of vision loss in African Americans

October 3, 2019

By Cheryl L. Dejewski “Loss of vision can have serious consequences that can affect your quality of life and independence, including an increased risk for falling, car accidents, depression, isolation, and other unpleasant concerns. Failing sight can also increase the need for home care or nursing home placement. And, the risk for permanently losing your… [Read More]

Are you at risk for a leading cause of blindness in Black Americans?

January 24, 2019

By Cheryl L. Dejewski Glaucoma is known as the “Sneak Thief of Sight” because the most common type is painless and progresses so slowly that most people don’t notice symptoms for years— until severe permanent damage has already occurred. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness, especially for blacks. In fact, black Americans have a… [Read More]

Local Eye MDs review leading causes of vision loss in African Americans

August 2, 2018

By Cheryl L. Dejewski “Loss of vision can have serious consequences that can affect your quality of life and independence, including an increased risk for falling, car accidents, depression, isolation, and other unpleasant concerns. Failing sight can also increase the need for home care or nursing home placement. And, the risk for permanently losing your… [Read More]

Local eye care specialists explain risks and treatment options for glaucoma

January 3, 2013

By Cheryl L. Dejewski Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the U.S., especially for African- Americans. In fact, black Americans have a 6-8 times higher risk of developing glaucoma than whites, and a recent study found that one in five black Americans age 75 and older has glaucoma. What exactly is glaucoma? It’s an… [Read More]

Local eye care specialists explain risks and treatment options for glaucoma

January 3, 2013

By Cheryl L. Dejewski Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the U.S., especially for African- Americans. In fact, black Americans have a 6-8 times higher risk of developing glaucoma than whites, and a recent study found that one in five black Americans age 75 and older has glaucoma. What exactly is glaucoma? It’s… [Read More]