January is Glaucoma Awareness Month – 5
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Pressure in the eye is a sign of glaucoma. But Dr. James Tsai, at the Yale School of Medicine says you can still have glaucoma without having elevated eye pressures.
Tsai: We believe that patients and people should visit an eye care professional every one to two years for a dilated eye exam. It’s important just not to focus on the eye pressure. You can have glaucoma with normal eye pressures.
Narrator: Glaucoma is a group of diseases that is one of the leading causes of blindness and visual impairment. For more about glaucoma, including the importance of a dilated eye exam, visit www.nei.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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