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January is Also Glaucoma Awareness Month

People at higher risk of developing glaucoma are encouraged to make eye health a new year’s resolution during January, Glaucoma Awareness Month, by the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) of the National Eye Institute, NIH (National Institutes of Health). A leading cause of blindness, glaucoma can occur in anyone, but individuals at higher risk include “Everyone over age 60, especially Hispanics/Latinos; African Americans over age 40 and people with a family history of glaucoma.” Glaucoma can be detected through a comprehensive, dilated eye exam. Learn more about glaucoma and check out NEHEP resources, including videos and webinars, articles and fact sheets, and other information available for Glaucoma Awareness Month.