Columbia Glaucoma Screening Program Shows the Benefit of Early Detection


In partnership with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and the Department for the Aging (DFTA), Hark and her team set up free vision screening and eye exam sites in NYCHA properties and DFTA senior centers. They’ve screened over 600 people so far, and a surprisingly high number—27%—have glaucoma or are glaucoma suspect, the clinical term for pre-glaucoma.