Family Screening


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Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye’s optic nerve and result in visual loss or blindness .
Glaucoma is usually caused by an increase of pressure inside the eye.
Symptoms: -
Most of the cases there will be no signs or symptoms
The main symptom is loss of peripheral vision
That is you can see things clearly in front of you, but objects to the side and out of the corner of your eye may be missed

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Family Screening

  1. 1. Glaucoma ClinicAravind Eye Hospital Coimbatore
  2. 2. Glaucoma is second leading causes of irreversibleblindness in the WorldGlaucoma accounts for 6 crore (60.5 million) peoplein World wide by the year 2010 and 80 million peopleby the year 2020.Glaucoma blindness is 10 times higherin the developing country than in thedeveloped world.
  3. 3. Causes 12.8% of the total blindness in the country and isconsidered to be the 3rd leading cause of blindness in IndiaPopulation based studies have estimated the prevalence ofglaucoma in India to be about 11.9 million in India. That shows 20% of world glaucoma people live in India (from 60.5 million world wide population)The prevalence of glaucoma in India is 3% above the age of40 yrs
  4. 4. Any one can develop glaucomaincluding even new born Child also
  5. 5. Age above 40Family History of GlaucomaHigh Eye PressureRefractive ErrorsRegular usage of steroidsEye Injury
  6. 6. Most of the cases there will be nosymptomsThe main symptom is loss of peripheralvisionThat is you can see things clearly in frontof you, but objects to the side and out ofthe corner of your eye may be missed
  7. 7. Normal Vision Initial StageModerate Stage Advanced Stage Sever Stage Total Blindness
  8. 8. who are above 40 years of age and blood relatives of glaucoma patientsChances of developing glaucoma inSiblings 47%Offsprings 28%Parents 25%
  9. 9. All the members in yourfamily (all age groups)need to have check updone once you haveglaucoma
  10. 10. If you don’t have the disease todayIf you are over 40 years – once a yearIf you are below 40 year – once in 2 years
  11. 11. Early detection and treatment ofGlaucoma is the ideal way to control disease.
  12. 12. Indian population has substantial risk of GlaucomaRisk increases with 1.Increasing age and 2.Positive family history
  13. 13. “Only Regular Follow Up and periodical check up of family members ensures early diagnosis and treatment of your glaucoma”
  14. 14. Have you Checked up for glaucoma in your family members?Don’t loose eye sight ofglaucoma in your family