On March 12 every year is World Glaucoma Day. It aims to raise awareness among patients, the public, health workers and doctors about glaucoma.
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World Glaucoma Week (WGW).
The World Glaucoma Week will be held between March 6 and 12 in 2022.
What is Glaucoma.
Glaucoma is an irreversible eye disease that causes the nerves to connect to the eyes and brain to dry, resulting in the patient losing his or her eyesight and eventually becoming completely blind.
Cause of this disease
The exact cause of the disease is unknown. In most cases, however, excessive pressure between the eyes dries out the nerve in the eye. The pressure inside the healthy eye is usually within 10-21 mm of mercury.
Theme World Glaucoma Day
The purpose is to raise awareness about the importance of having regular eye (and optic nerve) exams to detect glaucoma as early as feasible.
Risk and treatment.
The risk of developing the disease is high in adults, diabetics, those who wear high-quality glasses and those who have glaucoma in their families. It is also called the “eye thief” of the eye because the disease is not immediately known; About 90 percent of the damage is reported by the time it is known. Therefore, people over the age of 40 and those with glaucoma in their families need to have their eye pressure and nerve tests tested. Initially, it was possible to control it by medicine or laser.
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