Glaucoma screening recommended every 1-2 years:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Screening for glaucoma in people over 40 should be carried out every one to two years, says Professor Fritz Dannheim. Speaking at a conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Prof Dannheim stressed the importance of early detection of the condition. One in ten Germans aged over 40 has increased inner-eye pressure, which can lead to glaucoma. Between 1% and 2% of those aged over 40 already have irreversible damage to the optic nerve or the field of vision. Around 0.1% will go blind as a result of glaucoma, reports Arzte Zeitung.
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