World Glaucoma week 2019!March 11, 2019
World Glaucoma week 2019!
This week we are celebrating the World Glaucoma Week. Initiative born by the collaboration between the World Glaucoma Association and the World Glaucoma Patient Association. The objective is to bring awareness to the importance of regular eye checks to detect glaucoma in its early stages.
What is the glaucoma?
Glaucoma is an eye diseases that is associated with elevated intraocular pressure, in which damage to the eye (optic) nerve can lead to loss of vision. Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world.
Glaucoma is a disease that could be invisible because most of the time patients cannot feel and see the symptoms. This is why the two associations wants to bring awareness around this disease.
It is estimated that 4.5 million persons globally are blind due to glaucoma and that this number will rise to 11.2 million by 2020.
Green is in the spotlight again this year: “Green = Go get your eyes tested for glaucoma: Save your sight!”
You can find more information on the World Glaucoma Week website.
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