Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness in the U.S, affecting an estimated 3 million Americans. The National Eye Institute projects this number will increase by 58% to affect 4.2 million Americans by 2030 due to the aging population.
Glaucoma causes damage to the eye’s optic nerve, which connects the eyeball to the brain. Over time, damage to the optic nerve causes permanent vision loss or blindness. Glaucoma is often referred to as the “silent thief of sight” because it has no early signs or symptoms until vision loss begins. Once the disease has advanced to the point that symptoms are apparent and vision is impaired, it’s usually too late to prevent or reverse vision loss.
At Baptist Eye Surgeons, we believe it’s important for patients to know if they’re at risk of developing glaucoma, and what can be done to prevent permanent vision loss or blindness if they do develop the disease. For that reason, we’ve put together The Complete Guide To Glaucoma. The free eBook includes information regarding:
- Risk Factors
- Surgical procedures
- What to expect during surgery
- Recovering from surgery
Simply fill out the form below to download The Complete Guide To Glaucoma.
Baptist Eye Surgeons is an ophthalmological practice dedicated to providing quality eye care to patients whose needs range from routine comprehensive eye examinations to the treatment of more complex vision-loss eye diseases like glaucoma. To request an appointment or get directions to our Knoxville and Morristown locations, visit our website. Call us at 865-579-3920 for more information or visit us online to schedule an appointment.