This Sunday (21) takes place the primary “Glaucaminhada”, an occasion with the purpose of warning concerning the risks of glaucoma and selling consciousness concerning the eye illness, which is often silent. The stroll, carried out by the Society of Ophthalmology of Bahia (SOFBA), will begin at 8 am, departing from Farol da Barra in direction of Morro do Cristo.
Glaucoma is a persistent eye illness that impacts the optic nerve, which is answerable for transmitting visible data to the mind. The issue happens on account of elevated intraocular stress, which may trigger progressive and irreversible harm to the optic nerve if not recognized and handled early. In keeping with the Brazilian Council of Ophthalmology (CBO), there are about 1.5 million folks with glaucoma in Brazil.
With a view to battle the lack of expertise and warn concerning the significance of early analysis, “Glaucaminhada” seeks to attract the inhabitants’s consideration to the dangers of glaucoma. The occasion additionally precedes the Day to Fight Glaucoma, celebrated on Might 26, a date that goals to sensitize society and well being professionals concerning the want for preventive actions and ample therapies.
The president of SOFBA and organizer of the occasion, Luiz Spinola, factors out that group participation is crucial to disseminate data about glaucoma and encourage the seek for common exams. “Glaucoma is a silent and asymptomatic illness within the early levels, however it might probably result in irreversible lack of imaginative and prescient if it’s not handled. of this illness”, explains Luiz Spinola
The expectation is that the “Glaucaminhada” would be the place to begin for steady actions to fight glaucoma within the area. The organizers intend to determine partnerships with native well being establishments, promote lectures and academic campaigns, along with encouraging the creation of assist teams for folks recognized with glaucoma.
Glaucoma doesn’t select age, race or gender, and may have an effect on anybody. Due to this fact, it’s important to pay attention to danger elements, reminiscent of household historical past.
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