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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month


January 6, 2022


Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Eyesight is often taken for granted and living without it can be a challenge for many. More than three million Americans and more than 60 million people worldwide have glaucoma, which is often referred to as "the sneak thief of sight" because there are often no symptoms of its presence. However, once vision is lost, it's permanent; as much as 40% of vision can be lost without a person noticing, which experts estimate is the case in half of those who suffer from glaucoma. Combined with an aging population, there is an epidemi...

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