UK "likely to see rise in glaucoma sufferers"

UK "likely to see rise in glaucoma sufferers"

The UK is likely to see an increase in its number of glaucoma sufferers in the years leading up to 2021, according to one commentator.

This is due to the fact that the country"s population is an ageing one, David Wright, chief executive of the International Glaucoma Association, noted.

He said: "The ageing population means that we can expect an increase in the numbers of people with glaucoma by about a third by 2021 and a continuation of that rate of growth until 2031."

Mr Wright went on to say that while glaucoma might not be impacted too much by following a good diet, people might wish to eat healthily in order to support their eye health as a whole.

Last month, Larry Benjamin, chair of the Education Committee of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, noted that as people get older, they might find that dry eyes become more of a common issue for them to deal with.

by Adrian Galbreth

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