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In order to STOP Glaucoma, take FREE screening tests at the Institut de la Màcula

02/02/2015 · News
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To mark World Glaucoma Day on 12 March, we at the Institut de la Màcula are joining with the World Health Organisation and institutions around the world in undertaking actions to raise public awareness about the disease. In this case, the Institut –in collaboration with Farmàcies Ecoceutics– is issuing an invitation to find out whether you are predisposed to glaucoma by taking a FREE TEST from 9-15 March.

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, the one that carries information to the brain. If left untreated, it causes irreversible deterioration in eyesight and can lead to blindness.

Those most likely to suffer glaucoma have high eye pressure i.e. above 21 mmHg, are over 60 years old or have a family history of the disease.

From the age of 40, it is almost essential to undergo complete periodic eye check-ups that include the measurement of eye pressure and assessment of the optic nerve. In the initial stages, glaucoma does not present symptoms and therefore the best method for combating the disease is prevention. If untreated, it causes vision loss that cannot be restored.

The tests, which are performed by the medical and optometrist team of the Institut de la Màcula, are TOTALLY FREE and may be taken at the INSTITUT DE LA MÀCULA in Barcelona and the following Ecoceutics pharmacies:

  • March 10th at Farmàcia Pons in Avinguda Andorra, 11 in Tarragona from 10’00h to 13’30h (977 215 572)
  • March 10th at Farmàcia Blanca Cogul in Carrer Antoni Reig, 14 in Torredembarra from 16’30h to 20’30h (977 640 003)
  • March 12th at Farmàcia Vila Badia in Avinguda Molí, 37 in Viladecans from 16’30h to 20’00h (936 376 900)
  • And March 13th at Farmàcia La Florida in Carrer La Florida, 53 in Hospitalet del Llobregat from 09’00h to 14’00h (934 492 738)

To take FREE screening tests at the Institut de la Màcula, it is necessary to make an appointment. Call +34 935 950 155 or send us an e-mail at

The Institut de la Màcula would like to thank Topcon Spain the assignment of equipment used in the free screening tests.  

Don’t lose sight of glaucoma!

Last modified: 25 November, 2020 - 13:28