UK campaign to tackle glaucoma

March 1, 2007

The UK Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB) is launching a campaign encouraging glaucoma patients to follow their medical advice more thoroughly, in order to prevent needless loss of sight.

The UK Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB) is launching a campaign encouraging glaucoma patients to follow their medical advice more thoroughly, in order to prevent needless loss of sight.

A report by the Institute has identified the three main reasons why people lose their sight to glaucoma as: problems following a prescribed treatment regime, stopping treatment altogether and a failure to detect glaucoma in its early stages.

The RNIB is urging patients at high risk to have regular eye tests. These groups include people of African and African-Caribbean origin, those over the age of 40 and those with a family history of the condition, to have regular eye tests.

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