Lot-et-Garonne: The glaucoma bus, free screening on the Gravier in Agen
A bus devoted to eye glaucoma screening is stopping at Gravier in Agen till tomorrow night to supply free screenings to the inhabitants.
They had been already 80 on the finish of the afternoon to have taken the step of screening for glaucoma, a power eye illness attributable to harm to the optic nerve. Because of the “Glaucoma Bus”, from the Unadev affiliation stationed since this morning on the Gravier, the Agenais and Lot-et-Garonnais can perform a free screening for this situation.
Main reason behind blindness
“It’s the first reason behind blindness”, explains Jacques Goalic, ambassador and member of Unadev who’s answerable for welcoming these involved. “It is a illness with out signs and that is the most important downside. After you have it, it’s actually a lifelong therapy, however you’ll be able to deal with it, with out curing it. »
Thus, Unadev provides in its “glaucoma bus”, a free screening by an ophthalmologist who takes intraocular strain, and measures the thickness of the optic nerve and the cornea with a purpose to detect attainable glaucoma. It’s a very fast examination which takes about 5 minutes and which lets you go away with a calmer and extra knowledgeable thoughts about this pathology.
The bus is current in entrance of the Gravier kiosk till tomorrow, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to five:30 p.m. That is the time to reap the benefits of this free screening which is not going to return for 2 years.
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