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Black Patients More Likely to Lose Vision After Glaucoma Diagnosis

  • U.S. News & World Report
  • New York, NY
  • (July 26, 2022)

Louis Pasquale, MD, discusses a revealing study by researchers from the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai finding that Black patients should screen early for glaucoma, as they have a high risk of vision loss due to elevated pressure levels in the eye. He said, "This study has tremendous implications for glaucoma screening of Blacks, who we already knew were a population at increased risk of glaucoma. Screening earlier in life could significantly increase the chance of detecting glaucoma and slowing down progression before it reaches one of the advanced patterns shown in our research.”

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