Determine if the following statements are true or false. The correct answers appear below.
- Glaucoma is a degenerative eye disease that affects about 3 million people in the U.S.
- Glaucoma tends to happen suddenly.
- There is a cure for glaucoma.
- Prevention is the best action to take against glaucoma.
- With glaucoma, the nourishing fluid that flows through your eye can build up, putting pressure on the optic nerve and harming your peripheral vision.
- The disease comes on slowly, often with no early warning signs or symptoms.
- Once your optic nerve is damaged, there’s no way to repair it.
- A comprehensive eye exam that includes eye pressure measurement, eye drainage inspection, and optic nerve evaluation should be part of your health regimen. Everyone should have a complete eye screening before age 40, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Talk with your doctor about the right screening schedule for you.
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