Health news: Early diagnosis the key to avoid glaucoma blindness

Overall awareness about glaucoma and its early diagnosis can eliminate avoidable blindness, eye surgeons observed today.

Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world and in India, but unfortunately, a majority of the cases go undiagnosed. Currently, 11.2 million Indians suffer from it with 1.1 million blind, city-based L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) Assistant Director Sam Balasundaram said in a release.

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