Glaucoma Game Changer -- Elizabeth Frost*
Glaucoma Patient Shares Story
At six months old, Elizabeth Frost was diagnosed with glaucoma and eventually lost complete sight in her left eye. Years later, and about to have her second child, she was referred to Dr. Steven Vold for the chronic eye disease, that is the number one cause of irreversible blindness in the United States. “As you can imagine, when Dr. Vold mentioned doing surgery on my right eye, I was really scared,” Elizabeth said. “With already being blind in my left, doing anything to my right made me very anxious.” In the months to come, Elizabeth chose to have surgery, and she is glad she did. “My only regret post-surgery is that I didn’t have it sooner.” Now at the age of 25, Elizabeth tries to encourage others to be tested for glaucoma both as a woman and as a mom. “Nobody in my family had glaucoma prior to my diagnosis, so it’s important for me to raise awareness. I had both of my children tested when they were just infants.” It is estimated that over 3 million Americans have the chronic eye disease, but only half of those know they have it. In fact, the average person loses over 40% of their vision before even realizing they have glaucoma. More
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