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Dr. Pat Consults: Glaucoma, the Sneak-Thief of Sight

By Dr. Pat Allen and Dr. Leila Rafla-Demetrious
"I have glaucoma after all. How many other primary care doctors are there who, like mine, do simple visual field testing by wiggling their fingers and looking into the eyes of patients that have not been dilated—and then refuse to allow patients access for screening? My sister may become blind because her glaucoma was found very late. Who makes these recommendations? What causes this kind of glaucoma, anyway?"
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