Healthy Vision Month – 6
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Millions of Americans have undetected vision problems, eye diseases and conditions.
Marshall: African-Americans particularly are at risk for some of those diseases specifically glaucoma and diseases associated with diabetes.
Narrator: Dr. Edwin Marshall is with the National Eye Health Education Program.
Marshall: Glaucoma tends to affect African-Americans starting at around age 40, which is younger than the general population.
Narrator: He adds, risk for glaucoma increases for those who may have a family history of the disease. For more on glaucoma, and healthy vision, visit www.nei.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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