January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma, opens a new window is an eye disease that causes loss of sight by damaging a part of the eye called the optic nerve which sends information from your eyes to your brain. This damage causes you to lose patches of vision, usually peripheral vision. However, it can be controlled with modern medicine. The most common types of Glaucoma, opens a new window are Chronic (Open Angle), Normal Tension, Acute (Angle Closure), and Secondary. Preventblindness.org, opens a new window has some helpful resources about Glaucoma, they are: Glaucoma Eye Q Test , opens a new window and Glaucoma 17-Point Checklist, opens a new window.
Check out the following list of resources about Glaucoma!