Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Beat glaucoma by early testing

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THE TRICKY THING about glaucoma is that there are no physical signs of its development, therefore screening is essential for early detection.

This advice has come from consultant ophthalmologist and glaucoma specialist at
the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), Dr Dawn Grosvenor, who has called it the silent disease.

Speaking to the DAILY NATION on Sunday after a service at Christ Church Parish Church to launch Glaucoma Week 2015, she said that, for the most part, people did not know they had it until they checked for it.

“So the theme [for the week], Beat Invisible Glaucoma, is encouraging people to test early for the disease because if detected early, it can be treated and prevent loss of sight,” Grosvenor added.

She said more people were being seen free since testing started at the QEH five years ago. (LK)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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