COECSA, Journal, Ophthalmology
A toolkit for glaucoma management in Africa
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JOECSA. (2023). A toolkit for glaucoma management in Africa. The Journal of Ophthalmology of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, 15(01). Retrieved from


Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible vision
impairment worldwide and the burden is largely in sub-
Saharan Africa (SSA) where about 4% of adults aged 40
years and above have the condition1. Clinic-based data
have increasingly shown younger adults presenting with
severe glaucoma.

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