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Glaucoma – Silent Thief Of Sight

A closer look at glaucoma

Glaucoma, the world’s leading cause of preventable, irreversible blindness, is commonly known as the “silent thief of sight” because it often progresses without any noticeable symptoms, leaving the majority of people with glaucoma undiagnosed.

HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT GLAUCOMA?

More than 1/3 respondents believe that glaucoma is easy to detect with symptoms
42% of those surveyed are familiar with glaucoma

Survey Methodology: The survey was conducted online by Edelman Intelligence among 5,000 adults aged 18 and older in Australia, France, Germany, Spain, and the U.S. (1,000 adults per country.) The data was collected from May 23-31, 2016, and the study had a margin of error of +/- 1.39% (larger for the country studies and among subgroups) at the 95% confidence level.

GLAUCOMA RISK FACTORS

Glaucoma prevalence is 4-10x higher in people aged 60 years or older, compared to individuals in their 40s
Some studies have shown an association between diabetes and an increased risk for primary open angle glaucoma
Up to 25% of patients have a family member with the disease, and first degree relatives are 3-5 times more likely to develop glaucoma than the general population

TREATMENS

Glaucoma treatment can include eye drops, oral medications, laser surgery, traditional surgery, or a combination of these methods.

Eye drops, oral medication, and surgery are the most common treatment for Glaucoma

MYTHS ABOUT GLAUCOMA