World Glaucoma Week, 12-18 March 2017

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Next week will see the launch of a health information campaign to raise awareness of glaucoma and encourage people to have regular eye examinations.Glaucoma ‚Äď often described as the ‚Äėsilent thief of sight‚Äô due to its gradual onset ‚Äď causes damage to the optic nerve. It affects 600,000 people in the UK and more than 64 million people worldwide making it the leading cause of irreversible blindness globally¬†Research has shown that ¬†men are 16% more likely than women to suffer advanced vision loss on diagnosis of the condition.¬†The International Glaucoma Association (IGA) is the charity for people with glaucoma. Its mission is to raise awareness of glaucoma, promote research related to early diagnosis and treatment, and to provide support to patients and all those who care for them. For more information, please visit:
SITE as part of our contribution to this years World Glaucoma Week will be raising awareness of glaucoma on our website and social media platforms, so look out for our content which will include lots of information and facts.

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