Glaucoma Society of India was established in 1990 with the aim of disseminating current practice patterns and help ophthalmologists in different parts India upgrade their skills to promote excellence in patent care and help preserve their vision related quality of life

Glaucoma in India : Facts and figures

  • Glaucoma is the third leading cause of blindness in India
  • 12 million people are affected accounting for 12.8% of the countries blindness
  • Population based studies report a prevalence between 2 to 13 %
  • Glaucoma can affect any age group, including newborn, infants, children and elderly
  • Blindness from glaucoma is irreversible . Early detection is the key to preserving vision related quality of
  • To facilitate early detection and help preserve vision in glaucoma individuals at risk -
    • age over 40 years of age
    • glaucoma in the family
    • those with diabetes/ thyroid disease / hypertension
    • have received steroid containing preparations : tablets/ drops/ ointments/ puffs/ injections
    • see rainbow coloured rings around bright light
    • have a rapid change of glasses
    • take medication for sleep/ anxiety / depression / asthma/ parkinsonism
    • have had an injury to the face /eye
    • myopia
    • Have headaches

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