Dr. Emily Fant Raises Awareness for Glaucoma

ysm emily fantDr. Emily Fant of Shepherd Eye Surgicenter in Las Vegas was featured on KTNV, an ABC news affiliate, explaining what glaucoma is and how there are no symptoms for this disease. “Most of the time, unfortunately, glaucoma is completely silent until that patient has unfortunately lost an awful lot of eyesight because by that time they can tell that their eyesight is not right,” Fant said. “But by that time the eyesight is almost always permanently lost and there is no way to bring it back.” Watch the video below to see the full interview.

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, and the best way to raise awareness and prevent vision loss from glaucoma is to get comprehensive eye exams at recommended intervals. Spread the word about glaucoma this month.

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