Thursday, September 1, 2016
HOPE FOR GLAUCOMA? 2 ENCOURAGING STUDIES TO ASK YOUR EYE DOCTOR ABOUT
Approximately three million Americans suffer from glaucoma, a disease of the optic nerve that leads to irreversible blindness in older adults. Thankfully, two studies publicized in July 2016 show there might be possibilities to pre-empt and cure it.
If you or anyone you know suffers from glaucoma, or is at risk for it, you should approach your eye doctor in Clayton, NC to learn what these findings can mean for you.
A test for earlier detection
A team at the University of New South Wales in Australia is refining a form of light therapy that could identify early symptoms of glaucoma – four years earlier than current tests do.