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How Much Do You Know?

Millions of Americans are at risk for vision loss from glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness in the United States. Are you one of them? If you are, do you know how to reduce your risk of blindness? To determine how high your Eye-Q is, answer the following questions about glaucoma.

  1. Glaucoma is more common in African Americans than in Whites.

  2. Glaucoma tends to run in families.

  3. A person can have glaucoma and not know it.

  4. People over age 60 are more likely to get glaucoma.

  5. Eye pain is often a symptom of glaucoma.

  6. Glaucoma can be controlled.

  7. Glaucoma is caused by increased eye pressure.

  8. Vision lost from glaucoma can be restored.

  9. A complete glaucoma exam consists only of measuring eye pressure.

  10. People at risk for glaucoma should have an eye examination through dilated pupils.