Improve Glaucoma Hindsight

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Hindsight can be 20/20 if you prevent advanced glaucoma.

Pressure To Maintain Vision

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Don’t wait for noticeable eye problems. There are few warning signs or symptoms for primary open-angle glaucoma until permanent damage has already occurred. Regular eye exams are the key to detecting glaucoma early enough for successful preventive treatment. A simple procedure called tonometry measures pressure within your eye.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends a comprehensive eye exam for all adults starting at age 40. Follow up every three to five years after that if you don’t have any glaucoma risk factors. After age 60, you should get a test every year. For African-Americans or those with other risk factors for glaucoma, a doctor likely will recommend periodic eye exams starting between ages 20 and 39, and every one to two years after age 40.

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