Joan Gewirtz, MD - Ophthalmologist

What can I do to protect my vision?

If you are being treated for glaucoma, be sure to take your glaucoma medicine every day. See your eye care professional regularly.

You can also help protect the vision of family members and friends who may be at higher risk for glaucoma'African Americans over age 40; everyone over age 60, especially Mexican Americans; and people with a family history of the disease. Encourage them to have a comprehensive dilated eye exam every one to two years. Remember that lowering eye pressure in the early stages of glaucoma slows progression of the disease and helps save vision.

Medicare covers an annual comprehensive dilated eye exam for some people at higher risk for glaucoma. These people include those with diabetes, those with a family history of glaucoma, African Americans aged 50 and older, and Hispanics/Latinos aged 65 and older.
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