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WSU ophthalmology professor comments in BLAC Detroit feature examining glaucoma

August 4, 2014

Dr. Bret Hughes, an associate professor in the department of ophthalmology at Wayne State University's School of Medicine and director of glaucoma service at Kresge Eye Institute, commented about glaucoma, which he refers to as a silent condition. "The most important thing to know is that there are no symptoms with glaucoma," says Hughes. "If I break my arm, the pain will cause me to see a doctor. Glaucoma is not one of those diseases." Hughes adds that you may think your vision is fine, when it is actually diminishing. "It's a slow dimming over the years," he says. "It's very subtle and not noticeable in the early stages. If you have a family member who has glaucoma, it's extremely important for you to be checked."