Recent research done by an Ophthalmologist, Dr. Winfried Amoaku and his associates involving the residents of Akwapim South district of Eastern Region, reveals that Ghanaians of age 30 and above are more prone to suffer from Glaucoma.
The main reason they found behind this is the stress which is increasing day by day.
Glaucoma is an eye disease which damages the optic nerve permanently, causing loss of vision. It is formed when high blood pressure inside the eye exerts a pressure on the drainage channels resulting the damages of the optic nerve. First the side (peripheral) vision loss occurs which if not treated properly then can lead to total blindness.
The treatment includes oral medicine and eye drops and some time surgery so as to decrease the eye pressure exerted on the optic nerve. And so the public are strongly advised to visit the eye specialist periodically to check the eyes for any problem which could lead to this type of disease.