Get your eyes checked! African-Americans at greater risk for glaucoma


Get your eyes checked! African-Americans at greater risk for glaucoma (WKRC)

CINCINNATI, Ohio (WKRC) – Many people go to the eye doctor when they don’t see well or need new prescriptions.

But now there is a warning from a team at the Cincinnati Eye Institute about a common risk for an eye problem that you might not know about.

Meet Randolph Smith. He was a healthy taekwondo instructor.

“I was a guy who constantly worked out, I work out every day,” said Smith.

But then a routine eye exam changed everything for Smith. His doctor told him he needed to see a specialist.

“And he asked me, can you go today?” said Smith.

Smith had an eye disease slowly taking over his sight.

Dr. Fred Chu diagnosed him with glaucoma.

“Glaucoma is [an] optic nerve disease, it’s usually associated with high pressures…

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