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Glaucoma: The Silent Thief of Sight

October 11 @ 3:00 pm - 3:40 pm
Glaucoma: The Silent Thief of Sight

青光眼:视力的无声盗贼

Language of Talk: English(英文)

Glaucoma is known as the ‘silent thief of sight’ as the initial vision loss is mainly peripheral and not readily noticeable.

Glaucoma is a group of diseases with characteristic optic nerve damage, resulting in irreversible loss of vision. Most, but not all of these diseases are characterised by raised pressure in the eye (intraocular pressure). The level of pressure that causes damage can vary in different individuals and the resistance level of the optic nerve.

Glaucoma is known as the ‘silent thief of sight’ as the initial vision loss is mainly peripheral and not readily noticeable. Central vision and reading vision are usually spared until later. The patient may not experience any symptoms until late in the disease, when most of the vision has already been irreversibly lost.  

 

Dr Yap Zhu Li

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Dr Yap Zhu Li
叶素丽医生

Consultant, Glaucoma Department, Singapore National Eye Centre
顾问,青光眼部门,新加坡全国眼科中心
 
 
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Date:
October 11
Time:
3:00 pm - 3:40 pm
Event Categories:
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Organizer

Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC)

Venue

Seminar Zone
Singapore Expo Hall 4B Singapore + Google Map