Glaucoma Awareness by Dr. Neil Kozol
Glaucoma Awareness by Dr. Kozol
January is National Glaucoma Awareness
Visit www.kozolvision.com to schedule an exam and/or call the Team at 508.238.5200
Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States. People are often unaware that glaucoma has no symptoms in its early stages. If detected early, before noticeable vision loss occurs, glaucoma can usually be controlled and severe vision loss can often be prevented. Vision that is lost from glaucoma cannot be restored. The protocol at our office is to recognize and document risk factors for glaucoma.
When sufficient risk factors are identified, the patient is asked to return for certain (baseline) tests such as Visual Field or Ocular Cohenece Tomography which along with other findings and tests (including pachymetry, digital retinal photography, optic nerve contour documentation and intraocular tension) are able to identify loss of vision associated with glaucoma. Reference: https://nei.nih.gov/content/glaucoma-awareness-month-2019