RAWALPINDI: There are greater than two million glaucoma sufferers in Pakistan and virtually half of them have already misplaced their eyesight, completely, as a result of delay in analysis and remedy.
This was expressed in an consciousness session held at Al-Shifa Belief Eye Hospital on Friday in reference to World Glaucoma Week with an purpose at elevating consciousness about glaucoma. The Government Director of Al-Shifa Belief Brigadier (r) Rizwan Asghar stated the glaucoma is the key reason for blindness not solely in Pakistan but in addition all over the world. He regretted ninety per cent of the inhabitants within the nation has no consciousness about this illness, resultantly, increasingly individuals are turning into completely blind in Pakistan because of untreated glaucoma.
He stated the belief would proceed its consciousness marketing campaign by means of its free eye camps to eradicate the illness.
Al-Shifa President Lt Common (r) Hamid Javed has instructed the hospital administration to incorporate all eye sufferers above forty, for glaucoma screening at free eye camps everywhere in the nation, he knowledgeable.
The top of glaucoma division Dr Farah Akhtar stated that sufferers of blood strain and diabetes should care for his or her eyes and get look at their eyes repeatedly by certified ophthalmologist in order to protect their eyesight. She stated immediate analysis of glaucoma is important as remedy of this illness with medicines could be very pricey and past attain of widespread man. Dr Mehmood, a specialist physician in glaucoma remedy stated sadly there are not any clear-minimize signs of glaucoma and lots of sufferers discover them affected by this illness when it has already reached superior stage.
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