Faculty members fighting glaucoma
Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness and vision loss in the United States, with the number of cases expected to rise to 6.3 million by 2050, according to the National Eye Institute.
This age-related condition occurs when fluid builds up within the eye, causing high pressure and irreversible damage to the optic nerve. The disease progresses slowly, so many patients don’t notice the earliest signs. Unfortunately, vision loss caused by glaucoma can’t be undone.
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology specializes in glaucoma research, treatment and prevention. Get to know the faculty members leading these efforts.