Saturday, April 19, 2014
Glaucoma awareness prevents blindness by ICARE Eye Hospital Noida
Over 90% of the blindness caused due to glaucoma in developing countries could have been avoided, had these people been aware of this eye disorder. An internalization of the brief paragraph below and regular eye checks will help spread Awareness on Glaucoma.
There are several types of glaucoma. Some may occur as a complication of other visual disorders ("Secondary" Glaucomas) but the vast majority is "primary", i.e. they occur without a known cause. It was once believed that the cause of most or all glaucomas was high pressure within the eye (known as intraocular pressure - abbreviated as IOP). It is now established however, that even people without an abnormally high IOP may suffer from glaucoma. Intraocular pressure is therefore considered today as a “Risk Factor" for glaucoma, together with other factors such as racial ancestry, family history, high myopia and age.
Some forms of glaucoma may occur at birth (congenital) or during infancy and childhood (juvenile). In most cases however, glaucoma appears after the 4th decade of life, and its frequency increases with age. There is no clearly established difference in incidence between men and women.