World Glaucoma Week March 7-13, 2021

 

What is glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a chronic, progressive, degenerative disorder of the optic nerve that produces characteristic visual field damage. Glaucoma is the second cause of blindness, and importantly: it is irreversible.

It is estimated that around 80 million people have glaucoma worldwide. Approximately 50% of the individuals with glaucoma are unaware that they have the disease, and this number may be even higher in underdeveloped countries. This is because in its early stages, glaucoma is asymptomatic. If untreated, glaucoma may progress to blindness.

What Should I do?

As Glaucoma often has no symptoms, the only way it can be detected and treated is regular eye exams. If your over 40 and haven’t had an eye exam in the last 2 years, you need to get one.

 

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