Over 200,000 Bulgarians Suffer from Glaucoma
3.54% of the Bulgarian population or 248 354 people have glaucoma. This is the data, updated at the beginning of March 2018, presented by the Head of the Department of Eye Diseases, Ear, Neck, and Throat Diseases and Oral Surgery Prof. Lachezar Voinov, reported from the Press Center of the Military Medical Academy.
During the lecture, Prof. Voinov, who is also a national ophthalmologist, presented what are the risk factors, the ways of research and treatment. He recalled the maxim "The Glaucoma Takes and Does not Return" and emphasized that the only proven method for early diagnosis of the disease is the preventive examinations.
Globally, by 2013, 64.3 million people were affected by the disease. Estimates are expected to reach 76 million in 2020, and in 2040 to 111.8 million.
MMA conducted a three-day campaign for free preventive examinations, organized in connection with the Global Week for Glaucoma, which benefited dozens of patients, adds from the press center of the medical establishment.
We need your support so Novinite.com can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!
- » COVID-19 in Bulgaria: 195 Newly Registered Cases in 5837 PCR Tests
- » Ophthalmologist from Bulgaria Has Been Nominated for the Most Beloved Doctor in Austria
- » COVID-19 in Bulgaria: 297 Newly Registered Cases, 13014 Total
- » The Council of Ministers of Bulgaria Allocated Almost BGN 2O Million For Hospitals
- » Accommodation and Visits to Nursing Homes in Bulgaria Has Stopped
- » COVID-19 in Bulgaria: 60 Workers in a Sewing Workshop in Razlog Infected with Coronavirus