My Eye Clinic, Faridababad Promotes World Glaucoma Week 2023 Theme: "Eye Pressure Matters: Get Your Eyes Tested"
Elevated eye pressure or intraocular pressure, is a major risk factor for glaucoma. However, not all people with elevated eye pressure develop glaucoma, and not all people with glaucoma have elevated eye pressure. This is why regular eye exams, by a trained eye specialist, are so important in detecting and monitoring the disease.
Glaucoma is a leading cause of permanent loss of sight. Highly recommended ‘My Eye Clinic’ Greenfield Faridabad, under the aegis of Dr Minal, from Shroff Eye Center, is encouraging you to get your eye tested, by a trained eye specialist, as a part of Glaucoma awareness week 2023. Symptoms of Glaucoma may be quite insidious in onset and may go unnoticed, but gradually progress to irreversible damage to the eye and permanent loss of eyesight. The theme for World Glaucoma Week 2023 is "Eye Pressure Matters: Get Your Eyes Tested". The theme emphasises the importance of regular eye exams to detect and monitor elevated eye pressure, a major risk factor for glaucoma.
World Glaucoma Week is an annual global initiative that takes place during the second week of March with the aim of raising awareness about glaucoma, a group of eye diseases that can cause irreversible vision loss if left untreated. In 2023, World Glaucoma Week is held from March 12th to 18th.
Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness worldwide, affecting an estimated 80 million people. It is often called the "silent thief of sight" because it can cause vision loss without noticeable symptoms until the disease progresses to an advanced stage.
Elevated eye pressure or intraocular pressure, is a major risk factor for glaucoma. However, not all people with elevated eye pressure develop glaucoma, and not all people with glaucoma have elevated eye pressure. This is why regular eye exams are so important in detecting and monitoring the disease.
During World Glaucoma Week 2023, My Eye Clinic @ My Family Clinics, Greenfield Faridabad, is campaigning to raise awareness about the importance of eye pressure testing and regular eye exams. The goal is to encourage people to get their eyes tested, especially those who are at high risk for glaucoma, including people over the age of 60, people with a family history of glaucoma, and people of African or Hispanic descent.
The exact cause of Glaucoma may not be known in every patient. Therefore, experienced Eye Specialist, Dr Minal, Consulting at My Eye Clinic Greenfield and Shroff Eye Center, reiterates the need for other risk factors for glaucoma including age, family history, and certain medical conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure In addition to eye pressure testing. Early detection and treatment are key to preventing vision loss from glaucoma. My Eye Clinic has provision to provide screening and monitoring of Glaucoma patients with the latest state-of-the-art equipment including Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) and Perimetery. My Eye Clinic promotes affordable quality eye care for all the category of patients without financial or technical limitations. Treatment options for Glaucoma include eye drops, laser therapy, and surgery.
World Glaucoma Week 2023 is an opportunity to raise awareness about glaucoma and encourage people to prioritize their eye health by getting regular eye exams. By detecting and treating glaucoma early, we can prevent vision loss and improve the quality of life for millions of people around the world.
Example of the world through the eyes of Glaucoma Patients