H.R. No. 2166
         WHEREAS, More than three million Americans are estimated to
  suffer from glaucoma, the leading cause of preventable blindness in
  the United States; and
         WHEREAS, Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases characterized by
  gradual damage to the optic nerve, which over time causes
  irreversible vision loss; in the early stages of its most common
  form, there are virtually no symptoms, and many sufferers are
  unaware that they have the disease until significant and permanent
  damage is done; and
         WHEREAS, Although a cure has yet to be found, early detection
  is crucial to slowing optic nerve damage and preserving eyesight in
  patients with glaucoma; the need for greater awareness is
  particularly acute in certain high-risk groups, including the
  elderly and diabetics, who are encouraged to be proactive in
  protecting their eye health by undergoing regular examinations; and
         WHEREAS, Glaucoma can be treated and managed if detected in
  time, and National Glaucoma Awareness Month in January provides an
  important opportunity to promote education about this debilitating
  disease; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby recognize National Glaucoma Awareness Month in
  January 2020 and urge Texans to learn more about glaucoma detection
  and treatment.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 2166 was adopted by the House on May
  27, 2019, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House