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NIH Public Bulletin – January 2011

January Is Glaucoma Awareness Month

When: January 2011
Where: Nationwide
Institute: National Eye Institute (NEI)

Help prevent blindness by celebrating Glaucoma Awareness Month! Glaucoma is an eye disease that has no early warning signs or symptoms and can lead to severe vision loss or blindness. People at higher risk include African Americans over the age of 40, people with a family history of glaucoma, and all people over age 60, especially Mexican Americans. Early detection and treatment of glaucoma can help people save their sight.

Next Steps

Educate yourself and others about glaucoma by visiting NEI's Web site at You'll find educational information, e-cards, interviews with patients and providers, and more.

This page last reviewed on September 6, 2012

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