Be aware of Glaucoma, the ‘sneak thief of sight’

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide and the number one cause of irreversible blindness. However, the disease is treatable and blindness can be prevented through early diagnosis. Although children and young adults can be affected by Glaucoma, high risk groups include people over 40, diabetics and those with a family history of glaucoma.

At Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai we are using World Glaucoma Awareness Week to stress the importance of early detection. Glaucoma has few warning signs or symptoms before damage has occurred leading to the term ‘sneak thief of sight’, so it is very important to have regular eye examinations. Our highly qualified Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Dr. Sohaib Mustafa, Specialist in Glaucoma and Cataract Surgery (MBBCh, PGDip, MRCOphth, FEBO, FRCS) has extensive experience in the latest surgical techniques in complex glaucoma management including micro-drainage devices, laser treatment and less invasive techniques – click here for Dr. Mustafa’s full bio.

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