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Glaucoma awareness campaign begins

The Toronto-based Canadian Ophthalmological Society has begun a campaign intended to raise awareness of glaucoma, timed to coincide with World Glaucoma Week. The promotion consists of an online video that highlights the importance of regular eye exams in the early detection of the disease. as well as an online quiz at <>.

“We rely on our sight for everything we do, so the loss of vision has a far-reaching, negative impact on quality of life, particularly among Canada's aging population for whom this eye disease disproportionately affects,” said Colin Mann, president of the society. “Raising awareness and encouraging regular testing to prevent vision loss from glaucoma is an important message that Canadians need so they can save their sight before it's too late.”

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