Regular eye screening, the only way to help manage Glaucoma- Optometrist
A private Optometrist, Dr. Ignatius Yeboah is urging the general public to make routine eye checks their habit as is the only way to prevent them from glaucoma, a dangerous eye defect that causes blindness
A private Optometrist, Dr. Ignatius Yeboah is urging the general public to make routine eye checks their habit as is the only way to prevent them from glaucoma, a dangerous eye defect that causes blindness.
His advice comes at the back of the just ended Glaucoma Awareness Week Celebration.
According to Dr. Ignatius Yeboah, early detection of glaucoma is key to preventing later sight loss.
He said it is important to do sight tests to detect possible glaucoma so that it can be diagnosed by an eye doctor and treated in the community where possible.
Glaucoma is the name for a group of eye conditions in which the optic nerve is damaged at the point where it leaves the eye. This nerve carries information from the light-sensitive layer in your eye, the retina, to the brain where it is perceived as a picture.
Those most at risk of developing glaucoma are people over 60, people with a family history of the disease, and individuals of African and Hispanic ethnicity.
World Glaucoma Week (WGW)
World Glaucoma Week (WGW) is a global initiative of the World Glaucoma Association (WGA) and the World Glaucoma Patient Network (WGPN) in order to raise awareness of glaucoma. The theme for this year’s WGW is “The World is Bright, save your Sight, reflects the hope that with regular testing, people continue to see the world around us: full of beauty, charm, and adventure”.
Nana Ama Asiedu, Bono Region