Fast Fact: Glaucoma
Video Transcript

"A gray background with a yellow, blue, and black Deaf Health Communication and Quality of Life Center logo on the top left. A Colombian woman with brown hair is wearing a white lab coat.

"As a deaf or hard of hearing person, we value our vision. It is important to know what can affect our eyes later in life. Glaucoma is the number one reason individuals aged 60 years or older become blind. It is a disease that damages your optic nerve. This happens because the fluid builds up in front of your eye, and this increases the pressure in your eye. When the pressure in your eye increases, this can affect the optic nerve.

Blindness can be prevented with early treatment. Glaucoma symptoms include sudden changes in vision. Symptoms may include blurry vision, eye pain, seeing rainbow-colored halos, and headaches. If you experience any of these symptoms, see a doctor right away."

Do you know what glaucoma is? Watch this video to learn about the symptoms.