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World Glaucoma Week is held on 6-12 March to make people aware of how important it is to detect the disease early. The second cause of the blindness throughout the world, glaucoma is estimated to produce visual impairment in some four million people and this number is expected to 11,200,000 by 2020. Glaucoma progressively damages the optic nerve and is caused mainly by an increase in intraocular pressure. This translates into a loss of peripheral vision, although the patient is unaware of this in the disease’s initial stages. This is why since 2004 World Glaucoma Week has promoted the slogan Beat the Invisible Glaucoma, which has become a recurrent argument around the world.

 
Information campaigns have been conducted across the globe…

Last modified: 21 July, 2019 - 21:34