Glaucoma Screening, Talk and Survey

WORLD GLAUCOMA WEEK ACTIVITIES (MARCH 12-18, 2017)

IN MYANMAR

Glaucoma screening, public health talk and survey on knowledge of glaucoma were done in 5 hospitals in Yangon, Mandalay and Magway during World Glaucoma Week.

1. Glaucoma screening:
2300 new patients attending the out-patient departments of the above hospitals were screened for glaucoma with regards to optic disc and intraocular pressure.

2. Survey on knowledge of glaucoma:
New patients attending the out-patient departments were interviewed and 955 patients participated. About 50% knew that people over age 40 are more likely to get glaucoma causing irreversible vision loss if intraocular pressure is not well controlled promptly. 75% knew that although glaucoma could not be cured, it could be controlled by eyedrops, laser or surgery.


Contact: Chaw Chaw Khaing
Contact Email: chawck.ahw@gmail.com


When?

13/03/2017 - 17/03/2017
9:00 am - 12:00 am
iCal

Where?

Yangon Eye Hospital, Mandalay Eye ENT Hospital, North Okkalapa General Hospital, No-1 Defence Services General Hopsital,
Yangon, Mandalay, Magway
Yangon, Mandalay, Magway
Yangon, Mandalay, Magway

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