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[20 minutes] Glaucoma

The World Glaucoma Week starts on Monday. On this occasion, the Glaucoma Bus settles down in Paris until March 14th to offer individuals a free screening. Dr. Stéphanie Zwillinger, ophthalmologist at the head of COP9, takes part in the event: continue to read to learn more about it.

“This ailment can lead to blindness, to pitch black”

It’s a pathology that:

  • can induce blindness due to intraocular pressure;
  • affects at least one million people in France!
  • can affect anyone from their 40s.

It’s necessary to perform an early screening from age forty, or even before, regarding your family history. Going to the Bus or performing an ophthalmological follow-up with our specialist is today’s advice!

“This screening allows us to detect people at risk”, explains Dr. Stéphanie Zwillinger, ophthalmologist at the Quinze-Vingts hospital in Paris, and Naziha Nassibi, UNADEV’s orthoptist in charge of operations.

Glaucoma Bus

Fighting against Glaucoma

Known as a glaucoma specialist, Dr. Stéphanie Zwillinger, as an eye surgeon, has treated patients affected with this ocular pathology for years. From the screening to the surgery and up to post operative, she offers personalized care to her patients Furthermore, she participates in the World Glaucoma Week: it’s necessary to screen this eye disease fast in order to treat it well!

“Glaucomatous don’t necessarily realize they’re sick, since they don’t suffer any visual acuity loss. […] They think they can drive because they see the road ahead of them, but they don’t see the child crossing”, schematize Dr. Zwillinger.

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