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Glaucoma awareness in Sub Saharan Africa region: Review and strategies
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Gessesse GW, Mulugeta A, Giorgis AT, Ayele FA. (2023). Glaucoma awareness in Sub Saharan Africa region: Review and strategies. The Journal of Ophthalmology of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, 15(01). Retrieved from


There is low level of awareness on glaucoma among the public in the region and there is a need for more research.
Raising glaucoma awareness has multiple impacts that ultimately contribute to early detection, management
and avoiding blindness due to the disease. There are various strategies for raising awareness on glaucoma and
the experience in Ethiopia has shown the importance of raising glaucoma awareness in terms of early detection
of disease, compliance to glaucoma management, acceptance of surgery, mobilizing stakeholders, and getting
due attention to glaucoma as a public health problem.

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