8. 3. 2024

Early detection of glaucoma can save your sight

World Glaucoma Week (March 10-16) draws attention to the disease, which if not detected and treated in time, leads to irreversible blindness! Glaucoma (green cloud) causes gradual death of the optic nerve and is manifested by increased intraocular pressure. This can be easily detected by examination.

As part of World Glaucoma Week, experts from the Ophthalmology Clinic of the 1st Faculty of Medicine, UK and VFN offer interested members of the general public the opportunity to take an intraocular pressure measurement.

The preventive event will take place on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the general outpatient clinic of the VFN Eye Clinic (building A6 A, ground floor). It is not necessary to order in advance.

Did you know that…?

  • Increased intraocular pressure values are a signal that you may be at risk of irreversible eye damage!
  • The examination should mainly be done by people over 40 years of age, as well as people with a genetic disposition (occurrence of glaucoma in the family), patients with diabetes are an at-risk group. Unfortunately, glaucoma does not avoid even younger people!
  • If detected early, the progression of the disease can be slowed down or stopped with eye drops to reduce intraocular pressure.
  • It is important to know that you usually do not register the onset of this eye disease yourself, you do not notice small gaps in the field of vision and deterioration of peripheral vision.
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