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January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month and a great time to discuss your eye health. It’s a sobering statistic: Nearly half of the people with glaucoma don’t know they have it. [1] Glaucoma is a disease that damages your optic nerve and can eventually lead to blindness. But if you take action, get screened, and get treatment, you can save your eyesight. Because January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, we at Horizon Family Medical Group want you to start the year off right and get your vision screening.

Contact Dr. Michael Sayegh today to make an appointment:

Dr. Michael Sayegh

  • Cornwall, NY | 845-534-5800
  • Goshen, NY | 845-360-5947
  • Newburgh, NY | 845-561-4274

How common is glaucoma?

According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, glaucoma affects more than 3 million people in the U.S. and is the leading cause of irreversible blindness. [2]

Where can I learn more about glaucoma?

The National Eye Institute (NEI) has all kinds of information about the types of glaucoma, symptoms, and treatments. Check out the NEI website here. [3]

Watch this quick video from the NEI to learn more about glaucoma and how you can encourage your friends and family to get screened:

 

Resources:

  1. https://www.cdc.gov/features/glaucoma-awareness/index.html
  2. https://www.glaucoma.org/news/glaucoma-awareness-month.php
  3. https://nei.nih.gov/health/glaucoma/glaucoma_facts
  4. https://youtu.be/TeO7Qca0dEQ
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