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Free Screening at EHHC, 16 March 2017

 

Ophthalmic Surgeon, Dr Jugadoe will be screening for eye pressure (tonometry) and performing fundoscopy (examination of the optic nerve)  on Thursday 16 March between 08h00 – 12h00, strictly by appointment.

 

In particular, Dr Jugadoe, is hoping to target those over 40, diabetics, myopes or short-sighted individuals and people with a family history of glaucoma.

 

For your appointment please call 031 5812546/7

 

About Glaucoma Week: By Dr Bhavna Jugadoe

The purpose of this week is to raise awareness of Glaucoma. Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. In South Africa, it affects 4 in 50 people over the age of 40 years.

 

Glaucoma is a condition characterized by loss of vision that results from damage to the optic nerve, which usually occurs when the pressure within the eye is high, although the pressure can also be within the normal range. Glaucoma is a progressive disease without appropriate treatment and the damage to the optic nerve and vision is irreversible. It has been described as the “sneak thief of sight” because there are usually no symptoms early on in the disease. There is no cure for glaucoma however progressive vision loss and blindness is preventable if diagnosed and treated early. Regular eye examinations and glaucoma screening is therefore important in the early diagnosis and treatment of the condition. Those at risk of developing glaucoma include age over 40 (risk increases as we age), family history of glaucoma, African and Asian race group, myopia (short-sightedness) and diabetics.  Diagnosis includes measurement of the intraocular pressure, assessment of the optic nerve clinically as well as performing a scan of the optic nerve and a visual field examination.  Treatment options include eye drops, laser and surgery if medication fails to control the intraocular or eye pressure.

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