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New member of our family: Dr. Kevin Liu, opthamologist in East Lansing, MI

I'm so close to it that I can see my 60th birthday on the horizon.  As a member of the first-class of baby-boomers I am learning that certain experiences come with being a demographic trail-blazer.

For me, it's glaucoma, a disease of the optic nerve that if left untreated can result in blindness.  It's cause can be genetic and aging.  And, it can have devastating consequences if left untreated.

That's where Dr. Kevin Liu comes in.  Our paths crossed more than six years ago when my optometrist diagnosed me with cataracts.  When he told me that I had them, I choked.  I felt you had to be nursing home age to get them.  Not true.  He referred me to Dr. Liu who did lens implants in both eyes.  It went really well.  I could finally shed high prescription glasses for a really low prescription.

Then during a regular check-up Dr. Liu found that the pressure in my eyes equalled the temperature in Michigan on a late March day.  Glaucoma will be a life-long thing.  I've learned how to pop eyedrops in like a pro.

I'm learning the vocabulary of glaucoma and the questions to ask at each appointment.  I will do anything I have to to keep my vision.

Baby-boomers beware of glaucoma.  Get it checked.  Don't hesitate.

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