Protecting your eyesight

COMMENTARY /// Medicare


Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes loss of vision—usually side vision—by damaging the optic nerve that sends information from your eyes to your brain.
Some forms of glaucoma don’t have any symptoms, so you may have it even if you don’t have trouble seeing or feel any pain. That’s why glaucoma is often called “the sneak thief of sight.”
Fortunately, you can prevent vision loss by finding and treating problems early. Medicare covers a glaucoma test once every 12 months for people at high risk...

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