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Don’t lose sight of glaucoma

10/03/2017

Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness on the planet. On Sunday, we mark World Glaucoma Day. It is estimated that there are 60 million people affected by the disease. This figure, due to the growing life expectancy in developed countries, will rise dramatically in the coming decades — some studies put the increase at 45% in less than 25 years.
All these figures speak for themselves but the most critical refers to the awareness of those who suffer from the pathology. Glaucoma is a silent disease. So much so that in developed countries, less than half of those affected are aware of their situation. This fact is of vital importance because glaucoma can be controlled, above all in its early stages. The damage it…

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