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Sight Unseen

Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness. It has no symptoms and causes no pain, but can lead to complete vision loss if left untreated. Visual field tests are the current standard of care for detecting glaucoma – but they may not be for much longer. According to a study by Columbia University’s Irving Medical Center, the test significantly underestimates the severity of the condition by failing to identify macular damage (1).

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I’ve always loved telling stories. So much so, I decided to make a job of it. I finished a Masters in Magazine Journalism and spent three years working as a creative copywriter before itchy feet sent me (back)packing. It took seven months and 13 countries, but I’m now happily settled on The Ophthalmologist, where I’m busy getting stuck into all things eyeballs.

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