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If you're one of the 1 million Filipinos who have been diagnosed with glaucoma...
Consider yourself lucky!
In fact, glaucoma is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness in the Philippines.
Glaucoma is often called the "sneak thief" of sight because the most common type causes no symptoms until vision is already damaged. That's why the best way to prevent vision loss from glaucoma is to know your risk factors and have medical eye examinations at appropriate intervals. (Your ophthalmologist can help you determine how often you should have your eyes examined.)
If you think you're at risk for glaucoma, and haven't had a medical eye examination in the past two years, you can call the Eye Room at Manila Doctors Hospital 524-3011 loc 3720 for a referral to an ophthalmologist in your area. .