Professionals from the Parc Taulí Ophthalmology Service perform eye tests in the hospital lobby for the early detection of Glaucoma
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- The four healthcare professionals have carried out 168 tests and referred 18 people to the ophthalmology service, one of them diagnosed with glaucoma
- This initiative is part of the actions that will be carried out these days, as part of World Glaucoma Week
A team made up of an ophthalmologist, an ophthalmology resident and two optometrists from the Taulí Ophthalmology Service carried out 168 voluntary eye tests this morning in the hospital lobby for an early detection of glaucoma. 18 people have been referred to the Ophthalmology Service, one of them diagnosed with glaucoma.
To do this prevention, a very quick and simple test has been done. With a device, the eye pressure of all interested people was measured and in two minutes they had the results.
Both glaucoma and ocular hypertension do not cause any visual symptoms until the disease state is very advanced. Ophthalmologist Nathalie Gutiérrez recalled that "glaucoma is an irreversible optic neuropathy that can be controlled with treatment: drops, laser or surgery", but warned that "if it is not treated and detected quickly it can cause irreversible blindness".
Parc Taulí makes between 80 and 90 weekly visits to patients with glaucoma to monitor the disease.
With this initiative, Parc Taulí has joined World Glaucoma Week to make this silent disease visible and to raise awareness of the importance of regular ophthalmological check-ups to be able to make an early detection and prevent the disease, since the vision that is lost because of glaucoma it cannot be recovered.
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