Feb 2, 2023
Today, Libby welcomes Dr. John Morrison to the podcast. In addition to being an ophthalmologist and glaucoma researcher at Oregon Health and Sciences University with over 40 years of experience, Dr. Morrison is also Libby’s father! He joins her here today to discuss the importance of taking care of our eyes in general, and more specifically, to share important information regarding glaucoma.
Toolbox Talk Discussion Questions:
"Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the world."
"The main cause of glaucoma is increased eye pressure which damages the optic nerve fibers, causing vision loss."
"Unlike most other causes of blindness, people often don't know they have glaucoma as it is painless, slow-moving, and affects peripheral vision before causing central vision loss."
"It's estimated that half of all glaucoma patients don't know they have it."
"We have good treatments that are available. We have drops, surgery, and laser surgery that can all be used to lower the pressure."
“When it comes to our eye health and when it comes to glaucoma, even if you don't know and there's nothing going on, we still need to go and get that check up, and it's something that's really important and preventative.”
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