National Glaucoma Screening Policy Beneficial For Black Men, Say Researchers
Eyes are the most precious organ of human body. The beauty of the nature is captured through the tiny eyes of every human. However, there are many eye related disorder which may hinder one from viewing the beautiful sights and the face of the one whom we really love. But by going through a regular eye check-up one can prevent his or her eye from being damaged.
A recent study has found that glaucoma screening program can prove beneficial for the middle aged black men to overcome the glaucoma eye disorder. It has been reported that this particular eye disorder affects as many as
2% of the total middle aged population of the US.
Open-angle chronic glaucoma is believed to be one of the most common types of glaucoma disorder. However, the worst part of the story is that many cases of glaucoma are left undiagnosed which can leads to blindness.
Recently, the researchers of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School conducted a study to gauge the benefits of national glaucoma screening policy over the black men. For the study, the researchers gathered data from previous two studies, the Eye Diseases Prevalence Research Group and Baltimore Eye Study.
During the study, the researchers found that through the national glaucoma screening policy the chances of missing the diagnosis of glaucoma could be reduced by almost 50%. It was also found that the screening would also help preventing vision impairment among the patients suffering with glaucoma disorder.
The researchers further estimated that the government would be required to spend $80 for an individual screening, every year. The authors of the study said, “Future studies should also consider long-term costs associated with treatment and the impact of delaying visual impairment on health-related quality of life”.
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