Medicine: Stealthy Sight-Stealer

Thousands of Americans over 40 who conscientiously have regular medical checkups are getting a clean bill of health when actually they are suffering from an insidious disease that may cause blindness. So said a Memphis ophthalmologist last week at a sight-saving conference* in Manhattan. The often overlooked disease: glaucoma. Reported the University of Tennessee's Dr. Margaret Horsley, after a five-month 'study just completed at the John Gaston Hospital's clinics: 44 cases of glaucoma were found among patients who did not suspect that they had anything wrong with their eyes.

Glaucoma results from an increase in the pressure of the watery fluid inside...

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