If any one concept or idea has been emphasized at the World Glaucoma e-Congress (WGC 2021),
it’s that glaucoma is a truly global issue.
It’s one of the most common eye diseases in the world and we’ve heard from multiple delegates, guests and societies about the severity of the condition in their countries.
Information from some countries, particularly those in East Asia,
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In the English-speaking ophthalmology community, we don’t tend to hear much from the countries of the former Soviet Union, but we’re happy to say that is changing.
At our recent CAKE & PIE Expo (C&PE 2021), we were joined by the Russian Ophthalmology Society, which organized their own symposium.
During the last day of WGC 2021, we also got to enjoy Commonwealth Independent States Glaucoma Society — Doctor and Patient — Where is the Stop Red Line?
Here, the commonwealth refers to the CIS, a group of countries made up mostly of post-Soviet republics.
From Russia, with valuable patient demographic advice The first speaker was
Dr. Anna Movsisyan, an ophthalmologist at the Moscow Healthcare Department Hospital for Veterans No. 2 (Russia), who laid out a high-quality report on the characteristics of glaucoma in her country.
In particular, Dr. Movsisyan gave insight into the duration of glaucoma soreness among Russian patients, which on average lasts for 12 years.
The onset of the disease is usually between the ages of 55 and 60, with more severe outcomes occurring after the age of 73.
Dr. Movsisyan also shed light on a study that highlighted the ethnic characteristics of glaucoma regarding soreness.
As stated, the onset for Russian patients is 12 years, but according to Dr. Movsisyan,
the average duration is 13 years for Latin Americans, 10.5 years for Asians, and 15.4 years for African Americans.
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