Midwest Sight Foundation, NFP

You can help the efforts of our mission. Encourage family and friends to have their eye pressure checked and be aware of any family history of glaucoma. Schedule a screening and presentation with your organization or Church. Volunteer to help with a screening. Make a donation today​​!

Midwest Sight Foundation, NFP was established to screen and educate the general public to determine those at risk for glaucoma, a potentially blinding disease.

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  1. Over age 50
  2. Abnormal high pressure within the eye
  3. Family history of glaucoma
  4. Of African descent
  5. Very near-sighted or far-sighted
  6. Have diabetes
  7. On steroid medication
  8. Have high blood pressure
  9. Have a history of eye injury or eye surgery

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Glaucoma is a group of diseases that affect the optic nerve of the eye and without treatment, may result in blindness.​

Aqueous humor is the clear fluid that circulates inside your eye. Your eye continually produces aqueous humor. In a healthy eye, an equal amount of this fluid flows out of your eye. With glaucoma, the aqueous humor does not flow out of the eye at an equal rate. Fluid pressure in the eye builds up and causes damage to the optic nerve fibers. Damage to the nerve causes areas of permanent blind spots in vision. Usually glaucoma does not have any symptoms until permanent vision loss becomes noticeable.



  1. An eye that wanders inward or outward.
  2. Eyes that appear to not work together.
  3. Poor depth perception.
  4. Squinting or shutting an eye.
  5. Head tilting.
  6. ​Abnormal results of vision screening tests.

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One half of the glaucoma population are not aware they have the disease. As time goes by, glaucoma progressively narrows your field of vision. It is vital to educate and screen as many people as possible to determine the risk for those people so they may seek treatment to reduce the possibility of blindness from glaucoma.

 

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