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2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
January 12, 2018 - Introduced by Representative VanderMeer, cosponsored by
Senator Feyen. Referred to Committee on Rules.
AJR96,1,1 1Relating to: recognizing January as Glaucoma Awareness Month in Wisconsin.
AJR96,1,32 Whereas, glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that cause vision loss through
3damage to the optic nerve; and
AJR96,1,54 Whereas, over three million Americans have glaucoma, with experts
5estimating that at least half of those people are not aware of it; and
AJR96,1,76 Whereas, glaucoma is the world's second-leading cause of blindness according
7the World Health Organization; and
AJR96,1,98 Whereas, glaucoma has virtually no symptoms, is gradual, and causes
9irreversible blindness; and
AJR96,1,1110 Whereas, glaucoma can be detected through comprehensive eye examinations,
11and medications or surgery can help slow or prevent further vision loss; and
AJR96,1,1412 Whereas, glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness for African-Americans,
13and high-risk groups include people over 60, diabetics, and people of African,
14Hispanic, and Asian descent; and
AJR96,2,2
1Whereas, early detection is crucial to treating the condition where up to 40
2percent of vision loss can occur without a person noticing; now, therefore, be it
AJR96,2,4 3Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the legislature
4recognizes January as Glaucoma Awareness Month in Wisconsin.
AJR96,2,55 (End)
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