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World Glaucoma Week 10-16 March 2019 Causes of Blindness in Pakistan

World Glaucoma Week 10-16 March 2019 Causes of Blindness in Pakistan

World Glaucoma Week 10-16 March 2019 Causes of Blindness in Pakistan

WORLD GLAUCOMA WEEK

March 10 —16, 2019

• GLAUCOMA IS ONE OF THE LEADING CAUSES OF BLINDNESS IN PAKISTAN AND ALL OVER THE WORLD.

• BLINDNESS CAUSED BY GLAUCOMA IS IRREVERSIBLE.

• PEOPLE OF ANY AGE SPECIALLY 40 YEARS OLD AND ABOVE, FAMILY HISTORY OF GLAUCOMA & COMORBIDS LIKE DIABETES MELLITUS ETC. ARE AT INCREASED RISK OF DEVELOPING GLAUCOMA.

• PATIENT MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE ANY COMPLAINT IN EARLY STAGES OF THE DISEASE.

• AS THE LOSS OF VISION IS IRREVERSIBLE, EARLY DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT IS THE KEY TO SAVE VISION.

• VISIT YOUR NEAREST OPHTHALMOLOGIST FOR SCREENING PURPOSE, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE AT RISK.

• GOVERNMENT HOSPITALS ACROSS SINDH PROVIDE GLAUCOMA SCREENING SERVICES FREE OF COST.

• MIND IT! GLAUCOMA IS THE SILENT KILLER OF VISION.

A PUBLIC SERVICE MESSAGE FROM

PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF BLINDNESS (PCB)

PROGRAM IN SINDH

HEALTH DEPARTMENT, GOVERNMENT OF SINDH

Prof. Muhammad Muneer Quraishy

Project Director / DDO

Civil Hospital, Karachi

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