Puckett, who died in 2006, was a Hall of Fame baseball player who won two World Series with the Minnesota Twins in the late 1980s and early 90s. In 1996, he woke up one morning with blindness in his right eye. This turned out to be glaucoma, and the condition forced him to retire.
Glaucoma symptoms aren’t usually noticeable until the disease has progressed, which is why eye doctors recommend regular eye exams. In its early stages, eye drops or pills can help manage glaucoma by lowering pressure in the eyes or helping to drain fluid.