Glaucoma Awareness Month
Glaucoma – the proper pronunciation is glaw-koh-muh, but many will come up with their own way of saying it. No, it has nothing to do with guns, glowing, or glue. It actually isn’t completely understood at this time. What you do need to know about it is that it can cause severe permanent vision loss if left untreated. It is a silent thief of vision – as many eye diseases usually are. January was glaucoma awareness month, so I thought it’d be appropriate to shed some light on this condition.Learn more
Macular Degeneration Awareness Month
February is national age-related macular degeneration (AMD) month and it’s the leading cause of low vision and blindness in Canadians over the age of 55.
All is not lost, routine eye health examination can detect early signs of macular degeneration.
For further information take a look at this resource by the Department of Ophthalmology or call us regarding any personal questions.
Here is additional information on how to talk to your doctor about age related macular degeneration.other sources
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