Drs. John Welling and Benedicta Appiah-Thompson talk about the challenges of glaucoma and the importance of early detection and training specialists to address the issue from Cape Coast, Ghana.
Access to eye care services is one of the biggest challenges to providing glaucoma treatment in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in rural areas.
Routine eye exams and basic treatment are often unavailable. Both of which are crucial components of the care required to decrease permanent vision loss associated with glaucoma, the world’s third leading cause of blindness and the leading cause of irreversible blindness.