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Glaucoma: The "Silent Thief" Begins To Tell Its Secrets, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Reveals  
1/22/2014 6:51:49 AM

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Glaucoma is sometimes called the "silent thief of sight" because it slowly damages the eyes and can cause irreparable harm before there is any vision loss. But this disease is stealthy in more ways than one. Glaucoma has been known at least since antiquity, and yet, researchers today still do not know what causes it in most cases. There are treatments to delay vision loss, but no cure, making it a leading cause of blindness all over the world.

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