Don’t be Blind Sided by Glaucoma
The word ‘Glaucoma’ has its origins from the Greek word glauk∈oma which means opacity of the lens. India shares around one fifth of the global burden of Glaucoma. More than 11.2 million people aged over 40 afflicted with glaucoma are blind says a report
The figures might rise to 80 million worldwide in India by 2020 says an official source. One in 20 Indians over 40 either have glaucoma or are in danger of developing Glaucoma in the future. Glaucoma contributes to 0.6 million disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) or 1.96% of the overall burden of diseases in India. (Disability adjusted life year is a measure of overall disease burden, expressed as the number of years lost due to ill-health, disability or early death).
Chronic Smoking leads to Glaucoma
Severe Smoking might lead to nerve damage resulting in Glaucoma.
Early Diagnosis & Treatment
Tests for Glaucoma
Opthalmoscopy, Perimetry, Gonioscopy, Pachymetry are the tests recommended for Glaucoma.
Glaucoma Awareness Week (March 10th to 16th -2019)
In order to raise awareness of Glaucoma, ‘World Glaucoma Week’ is celebrated every year, starting from second Thursday of March every year. It is a joint initiative between the World Glaucoma Association and the World Glaucoma Patient Association having highly successful run for the past 10 years.