Why should I be screened for Glaucoma?
Though there is no cure for glaucoma, most of the vision loss from glaucoma is preventable with timely diagnosis and treatment. You are born with approximately 1.2 million nerve fibers that comprise one optic nerve. Unfortunately, once you lose nerve fibers from glaucoma, they are gone forever! The rate of this nerve fiber loss can be substantially reduced or stabilized with proper diagnosis and treatment.