Monday, March 18, 2013

Health - Last week was the World Glaucoma Week

In today's show, we heard from Dr Nagib du Toit – an Ophthalmologist from Groote Schuur Hospital. We were talking about Glaucoma. Last week was the World Glaucoma Week. This is a joint global initiative of the World Glaucoma Association and the World Glaucoma Patient Association to raise awareness of glaucoma, what it does to sight and how it might affect you. Glaucoma is a progressive disease that causes irreversible visual loss due to an elevation in pressure inside the eye caused by a build-up of excess fluid. There is no cure for glaucoma; however it is treatable if it is detected early but Dr du Toit explained more about the treatment. For more information contact him on (021) 425 6463 or visit the South African Glaucoma Society’s website to locate a doctor at www.sags.co.za

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