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Know Glaucoma, Save Vision !!

Know Glaucoma, Save Vision !!

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  • 1. 12 th March 2010
  • 2. Blindness Impact INDIA
    • Second largest cause of
    • preventable blindness
    • Largest cause of
    • irreversible blindness
    • By 2010 – 1 CRORE
    • By 2020 – 2 CRORE
    • Almost 90% undiagnosed
  • 3.  
  • 4. WHAT IS GLAUCOMA ?
    • Permanent damage to Optic nerve
    • Most commonly due to raised intra-ocular pressure
    • Many other risk factors – hereditary, genetics, steroids use, high power glasses, etc
    • Leads to slowly progressive loss of vision
    • Vision once lost cannot be recovered
  • 5. ARE THERE ANY SYMPTOMS
    • ASYMPTOMATIC
    • Blurred vision
    • Colored halos
    • Partial/peripheral loss
    • Red eyes
    • Nausea and/or vomiting
    • Severe pain in eyes
    • Constant headache
  • 6.  
  • 7.  
  • 8. IS GLAUCOMA CURABLE?
  • 9. DO I HAVE GLAUCOMA?
    • Regular eye checkup if:
      • You are more than 40yrs
      • You have diabetes, hypertension or heart disease, etc
      • Any family member is having glaucoma
    • Examination includes:
      • Vision, I.O.P. and Fundoscopy (on every visit)
      • Visual Fields (as per doctor’s advice)
  • 10. HOW TO TREAT GLAUCOMA
    • MEDICAL
      • Eye drops
      • Tablets
    • LASER
    • SURGERY
  • 11. IS FOLLOW-UP REQUIRED
    • YES
    • Regular follow-up as per requirement
    • Once started, medications have to be taken life-long
    • Never stop/change any medication without consulting a eye specialist
  • 12. HOW TO CARE FOR MY EYES?
    • Find ways to keep stress levels low.
    • Do regular exercise.
    • Do Limited use of tea/coffee
    • Eat good amount of fruits/vegetables.
    • Protect your eyes while at work or play
    • Keep diabetes, B.P., cholesterol, etc under control
    • Don’t forget to visit your Ophthalmologist.
    Without your help, Doctor cannot treat you.
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