Glaucoma awareness: a simple test could save your eyesight

Glaucoma, known as the “silent thief of sight,” is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world, affecting more than 60 million people. The disease, which causes damage to the optic nerve, often does not produce symptoms in the early stages. Glaucoma specialists at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, Dr. Celso Tello, Chairman of Ophthalmology, and Dr. Sean Park discuss the risk factors of the disease and the importance of screening.

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