Daily Checkup: Glaucoma Is the Eye Disease That Goes Unnoticed - Katie Charles

 – January 19, 2014  –– 

Janet Serle, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Glaucoma Clinical and Research Fellowships at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, exclusively treats patients with glaucoma. While doctors estimate that 2.7 million Americans over the age of 40 have glaucoma, it’s believed that half of those patients don’t even know they have it. “Glaucoma is a chronic disease that causes damage to the optic nerve that connects the back part of the eye to the brain,” says Dr. Serle. “If inadequately treated, glaucoma can lead to blindness, which is why it’s so important to see an eye doctor regularly and get diagnosed quickly if glaucoma does develop.”
-Dr. Janet Serle, Professor, Ophthalmology, Director, Glaucoma Clinical and Research Fellowships, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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