World Glaucoma Day!

On March 12th, World Glaucoma Day was celebrated all over the world. I didn't know about this celebration until i join Lions Club which organized a free checking and Glaucoma awareness programme on 20th March at KK Asia City Convention Centre.

I know about glaucoma because my dad one of the glaucoma patient. His eyes is in bad condition now and he can't see very well now. I can say that he is almost blind because of this eye disease. However, how much i know about this disease? Not much yea. I only know people can become blind, totally blind because of it. But the cause, and info about it, i don't know much.



What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that cause progressive damage of the optic nerve at the point where it leaves the eye to carry visual information to the brain [Read more at World Glaucoma Day website].


That website tell more about info on glaucoma. Quite scary huh. This eye disease can be inherited and that scares me.

This is some of our photos during the eye test and glaucoma awareness that i participate last two weeks ago.


The banner shows what is this events about.....


I also do my eye checking and i was so relief that my eyes is okay...


This is us..... the international members of LCS. Only five of us represents of LCS. 

I am grateful that i joined this programme. Now i understand what my dad feel having this eye disease for years and years now.

Comments

  1. Glaucoma is usually deemed condition of the eye wherein sensitiveness to ocular pressure leads to retinal and optic nerve harm. It is one of the reason for eye failure. Chronic glaucoma is known as the sly robber of eyesight as one has no signs or symptoms, it is difficult to detect. There are many risk factors associated with Chronic glaucoma like age, eye irregularities, family history, hypertension, headaches etc. For more details refer glaucoma

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  2. Hi Pooja,
    Thanks for your response and all the information that you gave.

    Cheers!
    Rose

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