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World Sight Day, observed annually on the second Thursday of October, is a global event meant to draw attention on blindness and vision impairment.

Hope In Sight: Preventing Blindness Across the Globe for World Sight Day 2020

Here at New York Ophthalmology, we serve patients from all walks of life. Proper eye care allows people to enjoy happy, healthy lives—a student can now see the class whiteboard, or an older adult can read their favorite book. The best way to maintain functional eye health is by scheduling regular checkups with an optometrist …

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Frequently asked questions on Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a serious disease. The sad part is that it has no cure and vision lost, cannot be restored. It is the world's leading cause of blindness. Why? Because it has no symptoms in its early stages. Majority of the people with glaucoma do not know they have it! However, timely diagnosis and treatment …

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Glaucoma: The Silent Vision Thief

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness. And yet, once detected, it can be slowed in most cases—sometimes via surgery. The vision that is lost, however, cannot be restored. Most cases of glaucoma develop slowly, with a gradual loss of peripheral (or side) vision. However, by the time people notice they have lost …

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