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Eye exam is key to prevent Glaucoma – WHO


Eye exam is key to prevent Glaucoma – WHO

Geneva, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) World Glaucoma Day is celebrated on Sunday under the international health authorities´ recommendation people should have an eye exam to avoid Glaucoma.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are no prior symptoms to indicate whether or not someone suffers from Glaucoma.

In fact, most of discomfort are perceived when optic nerve is already 40% deteriorated.

Hence, major objective of this event is to raise awareness of the significance of early diagnosis.

World Glaucoma Day has been celebrated since 2008 and warns that glaucoma is a condition that encompasses up to 60 eye diseases that can lead to blindness as a result of a progressive degeneration of the optic nerve.

Glaucoma is currently second-leading cause of blindness worldwide and is suffered by about 60 million people.


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