Glaucoma is a disease that damages your eye's optic nerve. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness for Veterans over 60 years old. But blindness from glaucoma can often be prevented with early treatment. A YouTube video by VA's Dr. Dan Bettis answers some of the common patient questions about glaucoma. Veterans enrolled in VA health care can schedule appointments directly with Ophthalmology or Optometry without a referral from primary care. Schedule an eye exam at your VA health care facility.
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