Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, July 11th, 2004
The findings, published in the Archives of Ophthalmology, also draw attention to the need for African Americans, beginning at age 40, to receive periodic eye exams to detect signs of the disease.
Although glaucoma has no early symptoms, it insidiously can lead to vision problems. The disease is caused by increased pressure inside the eye that builds up over time and damages the optic nerve, eventually causing blindness if not treated.
The study is the first large-scale and long-term analysis that shows...
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