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Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
Fax: (954) 262-3954
communications@nova.edu

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

January GlaucomaGlaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness. According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation over 4 million Americans have glaucoma in the United States and nearly half of those with glaucoma are not aware that they have the disease. There are no early warning signs or symptoms with glaucoma, which is called the “silent thief of sight.” Early diagnosis and prompt treatment are necessary to prevent blindness from glaucoma.

Everyone is at risk for glaucoma, however, it is the leading cause of blindness in the African-American and Hispanic populations. Glaucoma is 6 to 8 times more common in African Americans than Caucasians and occurs at an earlier age, about 10 years earlier in African Americans.

Help raise awareness:

  • Talk to friends and family about glaucoma.
  • If you have glaucoma, don’t keep it a secret.
  •  A comprehensive dilated eye examination is key in the detection and management of Glaucoma.

The Eye Care Institute recommends that everyone get a comprehensive eye examination.

Make your appointments today!

Call (954)262-4200

If you are diagnosed with glaucoma or already know that you have glaucoma, you can receive compassionate care at the Glaucoma Service at The Eye Care Institute.

Locations:

 Ziff Health Care Center

3200 S. University Drive

Davie, FL 33328

(954) 262-4200

 

Specialty Care Center

1111 W. Broward Blvd.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312

(954) 262-4200

 

NSU Health Care Center

1750 N.E. 167th Street

N. Miami Beach, FL 33162

(954) 262-4200

 

Kids In Distress

819 N.E. 26th Street

Wilton Manors, FL 33305

(954) 567-5640

 

Lighthouse of Broward County

650 N. Andrews Ave

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311

(954) 463-4217