Navigation Links
Glaucoma Could Cause Vision Loss In 60 Million People By 2010

Glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness, worldwide would affect 60 million by 2010 and an alarming 80 million by the end of 2020, // based on a projection in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.

Asians, more specifically Indians and Africa would be the worst affected by the disabling eye disease. Infact Asians would account for more than half of all glaucoma cases by then. Six out of every 10-glaucoma sufferer would be women as per the 2010 prediction.

Furthermore, open angle glaucoma, characterized by slow disease process would be more common (3 of 4) than angle closure glaucoma. By 2010, more than 8.5 million would have lost vision in both their eyes. India would see a rapid increase in the number of glaucoma cases between 2010 and 2020.

Disease rates based on age, sex and ethnicity were calculated using comprehensive data from population-based study of glaucoma patients and United Nations projections for world population. The various forms of treatment modalities available in the developed countries can reduce the associated disability.

Glaucoma, that accounts for 12% of global blindness arises due to raised intra-ocular pressure and consequent nerve damage. In some cases, the disease may be seen in cases of normal eye pressure as well.

Lack of proper awareness about the disease and the availability of a reliable screening test to detect the disease at an early stage can account for an increase in glaucoma over the recent years.

The irreversible nature of the disease, the difficulty in detection and treatment had lead to the public to perceive it is as a less significant problem.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Glaucoma may be delayed by eye drops
2. Glaucoma & Ocular Hypertension more likely in patients with refractive errors
3. Progression of Glaucoma could be controlled with early detection
4. Early Screening Required for Glaucoma
5. Adding An Additional Drug May Help Patients With Glaucoma
6. Heavy Computer Use May Result In Glaucoma
7. A Drop a day Can Keep Glaucoma At Bay
8. Millions Of Diabetic And Glaucoma Patients Risk Blindness
9. Glaucoma Camp Held
10. Type 2 Diabetes Increases the Risk of Glaucoma in Women
11. Weightlifting Could Enhance Glaucoma Risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/27/2016)... New York, NY (PRWEB) , ... May 27, ... ... has partnered with Mediaplanet to help educate the many who are unaware of ... section dedicated to aphasia will run within the “Stroke Awareness” campaign. , The ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... ... students studying complementary medicine. Allison Outerbridge is this year’s Life University ... May 18 at the university’s Student Leadership Awards ceremony. , Outerbridge is approaching ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... ... W.S. Badger Co. Inc ., the maker of certified organic and ... Award for its use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and employee success. ... the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... , ... Connor Sports, through its Connor Cares initiative, will continue ... Catchings Legacy Tour that will commemorate the Indiana Fever legend’s hall-of-fame career and ... forms and levels of the game, Connor Sports has committed to a significantly increased ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... ... There are nearly 14.5 million people living with and beyond cancer in ... 5, 2016, communities around the world will gather to recognize these cancer survivors as ... Day® is an annual worldwide Celebration of Life that is held on the first ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... , May 25, 2016  Zymo Research ... for their new reference materials that help researchers ... sample collection to analyses. The rapid growth of ... for researchers to have standard methods to improve ... generated. Biases inherently exist at every step of ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... , May 25, 2016  Granger Diagnostics today announced ... for wounds and infections. This test ensures discovery ... select viruses. The test requires only a simple swab ... David G. Bostwick , MD, Chief ... facilitate wound healing: "We are excited to make ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... , May 25, 2016 ... 2016"market research report that provides an overview on ... analysis at various stages, therapeutics assessment by drug ... (RoA) and molecule type, along with latest updates, ... reviews key players involved in the therapeutic development ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: