World Glaucoma Week 2019 - 12th Mar 2019

World Glaucoma Week 2019 Early detection of glaucoma saves sight! World Glaucoma Week is a gentle reminder to have your eyes checked regularly. Guidelines suggest an eye check every 5 years from the age of 45. Start eye checks at a younger age if there is a family history or other risk factors such as steroid treatment. 

You may not know you have glaucoma as many types of glaucoma cause few symptoms. People are adaptable and the gradual loss of peripheral vision may not be noticed. Early detection and treatment can prevent losing vision to glaucoma.

Having a relative with glaucoma increases your chances of having glaucoma yourself. Remind family members to have an eye check. An eye check to detect glaucoma generally includes:

  • a test of the visual fields
  • measurement of intra-ocular pressures
  • an examination of the optic discs.
Don't delay, book an eye check today!

World Glaucoma Week is a joint initiative between the World Glaucoma Association and the World Glaucoma Patient Association.

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