World Glaucoma Day

Category: Health
World Glaucoma Day around the world in 2025
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About World Glaucoma Day

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Dates of World Glaucoma Day
2025 InternationalMar 12
International Wed, Mar 12Observances Holiday
2024 InternationalMar 12
International Tue, Mar 12Observances Holiday
2023 InternationalMar 12
International Sun, Mar 12Observances Holiday
2022 InternationalMar 12
International Sat, Mar 12Observances Holiday
2021 InternationalMar 12
International Fri, Mar 12Observances Holiday
Summary
World Glaucoma Day aims to raise awareness about glaucoma, a group of eye conditions that can cause irreversible vision loss and blindness if left untreated.

World Glaucoma Day is an annual observance that takes place on March 12th to raise awareness about glaucoma, a group of eye conditions that can cause irreversible vision loss and blindness if left untreated.

It is an important day that highlights the need for regular eye exams, early detection, and treatment of glaucoma.

The day aims to educate people about the risk factors for glaucoma, such as age, family history, and medical conditions like diabetes, and encourage them to take steps to protect their eye health.

World Glaucoma Day also emphasizes the need for increased research and funding for glaucoma treatment and prevention.

With greater awareness and research, we can work towards preventing and treating glaucoma and saving the vision of millions of people around the world.

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that cause damage to the optic nerve, which is the nerve that carries visual information from the eye to the brain. This damage is usually the result of increased pressure within the eye, which can be caused by a buildup of fluid that flows through the eye.

There are several types of glaucoma, but the most common type is called primary open-angle glaucoma. This type develops slowly and typically has no symptoms until significant vision loss has occurred. It is often called the "silent thief of sight" because it can cause irreparable damage before a person realizes there is a problem.

Other types of glaucoma include angle-closure glaucoma, normal-tension glaucoma, and congenital glaucoma. Treatment for glaucoma may involve eye drops, medication, laser surgery, or conventional surgery. The goal of treatment is to reduce the pressure within the eye and prevent further damage to the optic nerve.

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