More than 150,000 Australians are unaware they have glaucoma.
Half of Australians with glaucoma are unaware they have this potentially blinding eye disease making early detection crucial as glaucoma treatment can save remaining vision but does not improve eyesight.
Did you know:
- 2 in 100 Australians will develop Glaucoma in their lifetime
- 1 in 8 Australians aged over 80 years will develop glaucoma
- First degree relatives of people with glaucoma have an up to 10-fold increased risk of developing the disease
- Currently, about 50% of people with glaucoma remain undetected.
World Glaucoma Week this year is 11th-17th March 2018. For more information visit: www.wgweek.net