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Poor Man

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Poor Man s Glaucoma Chief Instructor Dr.Krishnaprasad.R Co Instructors Dr.H.M.Ravindranath Dr.Deepak Megur Dr.Sirish Nelivigi Seeing Glaucoma with Socio-Economic ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Poor Man


1
Poor Mans Glaucoma
  • Chief Instructor
  • Dr.Krishnaprasad.R
  • Co Instructors
  • Dr.H.M.Ravindranath
  • Dr.Deepak Megur
  • Dr.Sirish Nelivigi

2
Seeing Glaucoma with Socio-Economic Perspective!!
  • Glaucoma makes a Man Poorer !!
  • Poor Patient with Glaucoma becomes Blind faster !!

3
Glaucoma as a Disease
  • Painless and Progressive loss of vision
  • Loss of Field of Vision rather than Central
    Vision
  • Deceptive in Early stages
  • Establishing Diagnosis requires Investigations
  • Poorly Understood Pathogenesis
  • Loss of Visual Function - Irreversible

4
How does Poverty influence Glaucoma Diagnosis ?
  • Poverty is linked to Ignorance and Reduced Access
    to Healthcare
  • Lack of Health as a Priority !

5
How does Poverty influence Glaucoma Diagnosis?
  • Even if Diagnosed, Glaucoma is not taken
    seriously !
  • Affordability of Good Ophthalmic
  • Set up for Necessary Investigations

6
How does Poverty influence Glaucoma Treatment ?
  • Treatment with Anti Glaucoma Medications is
    LIFELONG !!
  • Treatment on Cumulative basis is COSTLY !
  • Cost of Timolol Brimonidine Eye drops for Both
    Eyes per Month is Rs 450 500/-. If you add
    Latanoprost / Bimatoprost , it will be more than
    Rs 1000/-.

7
Non Compliance leads to Worst Outcomes!
  • Poor Comprehension
  • Next set of Medications Cannot
  • Afford /Cannot Access

8
Poverty and Blindness make a Vicious Cycle
  • How to get around this ?
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