Monday, August 17, 2009

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in Australia

Australia's ABC News (8/16) reported that, according to Australia's Indigenous Health Minister, Warren Snowdon, "glaucoma continues to be one of the leading causes of blindness" in that country, with an estimated 300,000 people suffering from the disorder. Snowdon pointed out that approximately half of these people "do not even know they have the" disease, "and therefore do not seek treatment," which may lead to blindness.

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