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The Prevalence of Glaucoma in Qatar

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Identify an urgent public health issue facing your community or region. Provide evidence-based information about your issue, justify your selection, and critically analyze its causes and consequences.
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide. It is a chronic eye disease that occurs due to intraocular hypertension in the eye. The increased pressure damages the optic nerve; thereby, causing blindness if left untreated. In Qatar, the prevalence of glaucoma is targeting gediatric patients. However, there are many other factors contributing to the spread of glaucoma, such as heritability, blood pressure, diabetes, and unawareness. Prevention of glaucoma in Qatar is challenging due to age, genetics, and unawareness.

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