Research progress of awareness of glaucoma

Authors: Zhong Yunlong,  Xie Bolin,  Zhong Hua

 DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.2095-0160.2017.04.017
Published 2017-04-10
Cite as Chin J Exp Ophthalmol, 2017,35(4): 372-376.

Abstract

Glaucoma is one of the major causes of blindness worldwide.The symptom of glaucoma is not obvious and the rate of blindness is quite high in glaucoma.Over 90% of the glaucoma patients were unaware about the disease.Increasing awareness of glaucoma will promote the patients to find the sign of glaucoma and will thereby prevent blindness due to glaucoma.Increasing awareness of glaucoma is the most effective way of early detection, early diagnosis, timely treatment and rescuing surviving visual function in glaucoma patients.Many scholars have done a lot of researches on awareness of glaucoma.This article reviewed recent researches on the awareness of glaucoma, including the actuality of glaucoma awareness, the way to get the knowledge of glaucoma, the factors affecting the awareness, the influence of awareness on psychological barriers and the quality of life, and the impact of learning and health education on awareness.

Key words:

Glaucoma; Awareness; Health education

Contributor Information

Zhong Yunlong
Department of Ophthalmology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, Kunming 650032, China(now Department of Ophthalmology, Ganzhou People’s Hospital)
Xie Bolin
Department of Ophthalmology, Kunming General Hospital of Chinese PLA, Kunming 650000, China
Zhong Hua
Department of Ophthalmology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, Kunming 650032, China
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