University Eye Surgeons encourage eye exams - WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

University Eye Surgeons encourage eye exams

Posted: Updated:

 

 

Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine ophthalmologist Dr. Michael Krasnow and his colleagues at University Eye Surgeons encourage area residents to value the health of their this month as part of a national emphasis on glaucoma awareness.

 

Prevent Blindness America researchers and other leading eye health groups have declared January as National Glaucoma Awareness month.

The event helps to educate the public about glaucoma which can damage vision over time if left untreated.

 

They say open-angle glaucoma is the most common form of the disease and affects more than 2.8 million people in the country, and is up 20 percent in the last 10 years.