Glaucoma is the most common serious eye disease here in Saipan. I see people with glaucoma nearly every day. It can cause permanent vision loss and even blindness. We have excellent treatments available. If it is found early, vision loss can usually be prevented completely. It is often called the "sneak thief of sight" because in most cases people don't notice the vision loss until the problem is quite severe, and vision loss is permanent. The only way to know for sure that you don't have glaucoma is to have your eyes examined by an Optometrist or Ophthalmologist. This is Glaucoma Awareness Month, see this infographic put out by the National Institutes of Health.