Adults ignore glaucoma risk

October 23, 2007

Results of an international survey have found that the majority of people aged over 40 years of age do not attend eye examinations.

Results of an international survey have found that the majority of people aged over 40 years of age do not attend eye examinations.

The survey was launched as part of the All Eyes on Glaucoma campaign, a global initiative sponsored by Pfizer Ophthalmics and supported by the World Glaucoma Association and the World Glaucoma Patient Association, which aims to educate people on how to recognize the risk of developing glaucoma.

A total of 4,352 people were surveyed in Australia, Brazil, Germany, Japan, Spain, the UK and the US. Less than half of those had undergone an eye pressure check and just two fifths had visited an eye specialist in the last year.