Context

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the world. According to the Turkish Ophthalmological Association, only 550,000 people are diagnosed with glaucoma, a quarter of all patients with the disease. Glaucoma irreversibly affects the optic nerve. Thus, the earlier the disease is detected, the easier it will be to provide adequate treatment to prevent blindness. Thus, a good diagnosis is the first step towards an appropriate treatment.

 

 

Supported project

L'OCCITANE Turkey and the Foundation support Six Dots Foundation for the blind in its glaucoma prevention and screening project. Screening will therefore be organized in an eye health center supported by the association. The objective is to detect this pathology as early as possible in order to treat it and avoid irreversible blindness. To do this, the use of the Pachymeter is essential, as it enables the thickness of the cornea to be assessed and therefore glaucoma to be detected in patients. 
 

Some figures

 

Budget 10 000 euros

Goal 7 200 beneficiaries

History

Project supported since 2019

Total budget 20 000 euros

Total goal 27 500 beneficiaries