This month for our health series, we’re going to talk about eye health. We’re joined by Major Brett Nelson, an ophthalmologist and chief of refractive surgery at Evans Army Community Hospital at Ft. Carson. We begin by talking about the most common eye issues.

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Ever wonder why marijuana is associated with glaucoma? Listen to Major Nelson’s explanation here:

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