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Glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month:  Don’t Go Blind from Glaucoma Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the world today. More than 80,000 people go blind from glaucoma every year in the U.S., and it is the leading cause of preventable blindness in African-Americans and people from the Caribbean. Cataracts are the most identifiable cause of glaucoma.  New York City glaucoma specialist Dr. Daniel Laroche wants to remind all of us that protecting our eye health is imperative for our overall quality of life, particularly for those in high-risk groups and those with chronic ocular conditions. Dr. Laroche is also a passionate advocate for eliminating barriers to health care that exist for Black and Brown people.  It’s the new year and one of your resolutions should be to get your eyes checked, advises Dr. Daniel Laroche, Director of Glaucoma Services and President of Advanced Eyecare of New York. Despite the busyness of the new year, he says it’s still important to stay on top of regu