World Glaucoma Week: 2018
March 11-17, 2018 is the annual World Glaucoma Week(WGW). This collaborative project between the World Glaucoma Association (WGA) and the World Glaucoma Patient Association (WGPA) contributes to the elimination of glaucoma blindness by alerting people to have regular eye checks, including optic nerve checks.
The theme this year’s world glaucoma week is Green = Go get your eyes tested for Glaucoma: Save Your Sight!
This awareness program aware on the importance of regular eye health checks to detect glaucoma in the early stages.
A video showing the difference in vision between healthy vision and what glaucoma does to vision.
Glaucoma is also called the “silent thief of sight” as it is asymptomatic, the patient does not feel any symptoms until people start having vision problems that keep deteriorating. About 50% of all glaucoma cases are undiagnosed in developed countries; this figure is as high as 90% in the developing parts of the world. Glaucoma causes irreversible damage to your vision.