Glaucoma: The second leading cause of blindness globally.

It is a major problem, we’ve been concerned about this for some time and we are now working hard to address this important cause of blindness. It highlights the growing problem created by chronic eye diseases, including Diabetic Retinopathy and Age Related Macular Degeneration.

Dr Robert Beaglehole,
WHO’s Director of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion in Geneva.

Glaucoma is an eye disease that can damage your optical nerve. The nerve supplies visual information to your brain from your eyes. It’s usually caused by fluid building up in the front part of the eye, which increases the pressure inside the eye. Glaucoma can lead to loss of vision if it’s not diagnosed and treated early.

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