• By Jen O'Hara

Housecall: Know the Facts About Glaucoma

January 18, 2016

older woman having an eye exam, testing for glaucoma

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Some forms of glaucoma can harm your vision without any signs or symptoms. And being older than age 60 puts you at risk. Know the facts.

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Need practical advice on diet and exercise? Want creative solutions for stress and other lifestyle issues? Discover even more healthy lifestyle topics at MayoClinic.org.

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