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World Glaucoma Week - 11 to 17 March 2018

11 to 17 March 2018 is World Glaucoma Week​ (WGW). WGW is a joint global initiative of the World Glaucoma Association (WGA) and the World Glaucoma Patients Association (WGPA), to raise awareness of glaucoma. 

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness and the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. The number of people estimated to be blind as a result of primary glaucoma is 4.5 million, accounting for slightly more than twelve per cent of all global blindness.  It is estimated that the number of people with glaucoma will increase to 79.6 million by 2020. Read more...​