Glaucoma Awareness Month: What Everyone Should Know
The second leading cause of blindness, Glaucoma is a disease that damages the optic nerve leading to irreversible vision loss. People diagnosed with diabetes are twice as likely to develop Open-Angle Glaucoma, the most common form of this disease, affecting over 3 million Americans to date.
At LeBauer HealthCare, our goal is to help Glaucoma patients experience the highest level of care and an improved quality of life through managing this complex disease. Throughout January, Glaucoma Awareness Month, we will be featuring a series of blogs to educate the community about this disease.
LeBauer HealthCare’s team of board-certified providers includes Dr. Thomas L. Jones, Dr. Amy E. Bedsole, Dr. Stephen A. Fry and several others from the Primary Care team who bring comprehensive care to the Piedmont Triad region.
The LeBauer Primary Care physicians want to help you recognize Glaucoma symptoms and respond quickly and correctly, improving outcomes for both children and adults. With proper education, we believe that we can understand and improve lives through treatment and support.
This month, our series will focus on defining Glaucoma, its relation to diabetes, symptoms, treatment options and support available for patients and families. It is always important to make sure you recognize your symptoms as soon as possible in order to receive the best treatment options for your Glaucoma.
Treatments could include a range of options, such as:
- Testing to further understand symptoms
- Stress management
- Medication management
Call LeBauer HealthCare today!
Providing expert care to the Piedmont Triad community, the Primary Care team at LeBauer HealthCare is qualified to meet all your healthcare needs. Call a LeBauer office near you today to schedule an appointment or give them a call at 336-547-1792.