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Did You Know?

 

Did You Know? is a feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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January 19, 2018
  • Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve. It can cause vision loss and even blindness if not detected early.
  • The most common form external iconof glaucoma progresses slowly over a long period of time without the person noticing vision loss until the disease is very advanced.
  • Public health professionals can work in community-based settings to increase glaucoma detection rates by reaching people at high risk, including African Americans, seniors, and people with diabetes.

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Page last reviewed: January 19, 2018