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Posted on January 12, 2015 by West Corporation 


Save Your Eyes: Get Screened for Glaucoma [INFOGRAPHIC]

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month – a health observance that calls extra attention to a condition that currently affects 2.7 million Americans over the age of 40.

According to a 2013 report from Prevent Blindness, glaucoma and disorders of the optic nerve cost $5.8 billion annually, with an annual per-person treatment cost of $2,170. Given the high prevalence of glaucoma in the U.S. and the healthcare dollars at stake, how are you helping patients recognize the risk factors?

The infographic below from Barry Harbour shares some of the basic facts surrounding glaucoma, including the most common risk factors, effective treatments and the importance of a comprehensive dilated eye exam.

glaucoma awareness infographic

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