• Fact Sheet

    Glaucoma: Frequently Asked Questions

    Glaucoma is the name given to a group of eye diseases that lead to damage of the optic nerve (the bundle of nerve fibers that carries information from the eye to the brain), which can then lead to vision loss and possibly blindness. Optic nerve damage usually occurs in the presence of high eye pressure; however, it can occur with normal or even less than normal eye pressure. Read the answers to the most frequently asked question about this eye disease.

    February 12, 2019
  • Fact Sheet

    Macular Degeneration: Frequently Asked Questions

    Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common eye disease that causes deterioration of the macula, the central area of the retina. Read the answers to the most frequently asked questions about this eye disease.

    March 1, 2019
  • Fact Sheet

    Glaucoma: Facts & Figures

    More than 3 million Americans are living with glaucoma, and 2.7 million of whom-aged 40 and older-are affected by its most common form, open-angle glaucoma. Get the facts about glaucoma.

    June 27, 2019
  • Fact Sheet

    Financial Aid for Glaucoma Medications

    Learn about financial aid resources that may be available to help cover the costs of your glaucoma prescription medications.

    June 18, 2019
  • Fact Sheet

    Alzheimer’s Disease: Facts & Figures

    It is estimated that nearly 500,000 new cases of Alzheimer's disease will be diagnosed this year in the United States. Every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops dementia. Get the facts about Alzheimer's disease—the most common form of dementia.

    March 5, 2019
  • Fact Sheet

    Clinical Trial Information for Glaucoma

    It can take many years for a potential treatment for glaucoma to work its way from the laboratory, through rigorous testing and, finally, to become approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Learn more about the process and how clinical trials work.

    March 14, 2019
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