Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, the health of which is vital for good vision. This damage is often caused by an abnormally high pressure in your eye.
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over the age of 60. It can occur at any age but is more common in older adults.
Many forms of glaucoma have no warning signs. The effect is so gradual that you may not notice a change in vision until the condition is at an advanced stage.
Because vision loss due to glaucoma can't be recovered, it's important to have regular eye exams that include measurements of your eye pressure so a diagnosis can be made in its early stages and treated appropriately. If glaucoma is recognized early, vision loss can be slowed or prevented. If you have the condition, you'll generally need treatment for the rest of your life. (Mayo Clinic)
Genevieve Scaro is an artist who likes to draw and paint in water color. She also has been a volunteer for 55 years in a variety of causes from church to the homeless. She enjoys travel and has been to many of the states and abroad.
Genevieve Scaro is a retired Defense Contractor, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She lives in the western suburbs of Chicago and is fairly healthy for her 85 years but one problem she deals with is Glaucoma.