Al Nahdah Marks WGW 2017
Al Nahdah Marks WGW 201713/3/2017
The Ministry of Health (MOH) represented by Al Nahdah hospital’s Ophthalmology department marked yesterday Sunday World Glaucoma Week (WGW) which is initiated in March of every year with the aim of creating awareness concerning glaucoma. On this occasion, the hospital organized several activities and educational events at the hospital’s main entrance.
The event aimed at introducing the disease, its risks, and the available treatment methods. Number of the Ministry’s officials and Ophthalmology Residents from the Oman Medical Specialties Board (OMSB) participated in the event with educational lectures. They highlighted diseases complications as well as the significance of regular eye checks especially for people over 40 years of age and those vulnerable for the disease. Moreover, management of sight weakness was addressed.
The event included introductory exhibition that contained number of health educational materials from companies and some of the hospital’s departments in addition to Al Noor Association. The exhibition witnessed a large attendance of both citizens and residents.
It is worth to mention that the number of people with glaucoma is expected to increase to 80 million by 2020 is likely afflicted adults over 40 years especially those with family history of the disease or who suffer from recurrent eye inflammations and Diabetic. Glaucoma is considered one of the main causes of visual-impairment and can be avoided and treated if diagnosed early.