Since January is
Glaucoma Awareness Month, I thought it would be fun to have a Glaucoma Quiz to
test your knowledge!

1) Glaucoma is:

     A) Contagious
B) Curable
C) Treatable
D) Always painful
Answer: C, glaucoma is
treatable, especially when detected in its early stages.
2) Glaucoma is:

   A) An eye disease that can cause blindness if left untreated.
   B) Caused
by playing video games.
   C) A
clouding of the lens of the eye.
   D) An infection at
the base of the eyelashes.

Answer: A, one of many
reasons to get regular eye exams.
3) Glaucoma:

   A) Is called “the silent thief of sight”.
   B) Usually have
no symptoms.
   C) Tends to
run in the family.
   D) all of
the above.

D, additional reasons for regular exams and also for choosing your family
4) Glaucoma:
A) Is a song by Coldplay.
Can be fatal.
     C) Is an eye disease in which the optic nerve is
permanently damaged.
D) Is an eye disease which damages the central vision.

Answer: C, although
glaucoma can be a devastating disease, it isn’t fatal.
5) Glaucoma:

      A) Can be caused by wearing cheap Rx
glasses purchased on line.
B) Can usually be treated with eye drops, sometimes laser, and in two states,
C) Has warning signs, like flashes of light and floating spots.
D) Causes sudden loss of vision when a blood clot interrupts blood
Answer: B, in most cases
glaucoma is treated with Rx eye drops, I think we’ll save the marijuana
issue for another blog.


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