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World Glaucoma Week 2017 #1 – March 12

Take this Eye-Q test — See how much you know about glaucoma

Millions of Americans are at risk for vision loss from glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness in the United States. Are you one of them? If you are, do you know how to reduce your risk of blindness? To determine how high your Eye-Q is, answer the following questions about glaucoma.

Once you obtain the results of the quiz you can check out the expanded answers Here.

Courtesy: National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health (NEI/NIH).

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23 thoughts on “World Glaucoma Week 2017 #1 – March 12

  1. This was informative as many of my answers were “not sure”… thanks for educating and informing. Do bilberry pills help w prevention? Or anything else?
    Thanks
    Peta

    1. Hi Peta, I’m unaware of any prevention techniques other than yearly visits to the eye doctor with a dilated eye exam. I’ll have to research this.

      1. Have you heard of Bilberry (fruit) pills? They were used in world war ll to hrlp improve soldiers’ eyesight.

      2. Yeah, I think you mentioned them not too long ago and I remember googling them because I hadn’t heard of them. I’m going to look again to see if they have any impact on the prevention of glaucoma. I know researchers are looking at cures for glaucoma but haven’t succeeded yet but I’m hoping there will be one soon.

      3. Hi again Peta, it looks like Bilberry helps with retinal issues. Here’s a small bit of what I found on Web MD: “Bilberry is used for improving eyesight, including night vision. In fact, during World War II, British pilots in the Royal Air Force ate bilberry jam to improve their night vision, but later research showed it probably didn’t help. Bilberry is also used for treating eye conditions such as cataracts and disorders of the retina. There is some evidence that bilberry may help retinal disorders.”

  2. Steph! It said I got 80% but didn’t pass lol I guess I have to get 100% :-/

    1. I failed too at 80%. It’ll pass at 90%. Could have kicked myself because I have glaucoma.😐

      1. oh. Well, I don’t feel so bad then lol

  3. I got 70%. I thought that was pretty good.

    1. Yes it is. The quiz was set up to allow for one incorrect answer to pass. I was telling one of my other followers that I have glaucoma and fAiley at 80%😬. I’ll be sharing glaucoma related posts all through the week.

  4. You scored 50%!

    Apparently “not sure” isn’t a correct answer… sigh!

    1. Hahaha I tested the quiz several times but now that you mention it I didn’t try the “not sure” response.

  5. Wow! I have it and I still flunked the quiz. Some of my misconceptions were that increased pressure in the eye causes the disease and that anyone of any age is susceptible, not just those over 60. My last eye check showed a dramatic decrease in the amount of pressure and that’s fabulous news. Thank you for the information!

    1. I have it as well and missed the same ones. Just when I thought it’d be a cinch.

    2. You’re welcome. I thought I scheduled this one to post Monday morning at 8:00. I plan to post info on the topic every day this week.

  6. I scored an 80% but didn’t pass.

      1. Looks to me like you didn;t copy so good off of my paper.

      2. Move your head over so I can see Jim… 😤😒

      3. Now, now. Play nice.😄

    1. Awe, sorry to hear that Jim. To pass you can only miss one.

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