Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S., yet remains one of the least understood visual conditions. It most often affects people over age 40. People who have a family history of glaucoma, African Americans and those who are very near-sighted and/or diabetic are at a higher risk of developing the disease.
At this point, glaucoma cannot be prevented. If detected and treated early, it can be controlled using eye drops or medications. Our goal is to continue researching the best treatments to save the vision of those affected.
For more information, contact the Clinical Vision Research Center.