Black Patients More Likely to Lose Vision After Glaucoma Diagnosis

Glaucoma is a condition of increased pressure within the eye

It is is the leading cause of blindness in the United States

It typically has no symptoms until patients have permanent vision loss

Researchers said they suspect the disease begins one to two decades earlier in Black

African descent is a risk factor for glaucoma blindness

The findings were published July 25 in the journal Translational Vision Science & Technology.