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Sardinia has cases of glaucoma above the national average.

ECM, GLAUCOMA HAS THE GREATEST INCIDENCE IN SARDINIA IN ITALY

Sassari, 23 September 2022 – Maculopathies, glaucoma and other pathologies are among the topics that were illustrated, this morning in Sassari, at the conference room of the Carlo Felice hotel, during the ECM (Continuing Medical Education) course, organized by ‘Order of surgeons and dentists of the province of Sassari.

The conference was opened by the greetings of the president of the Order, Nicola Addis, who recalled the vaccination obligation for doctors until 31 December and the inevitable suspension required by the Ministry of Health to professional orders for those who refuse vaccinations.

During the conference, which was attended by speakers who are usually present in the updates reserved only for ophthalmologists, it was learned, from dr. Umberto Murgia that Sardinia, due to its insularity, has a higher incidence of cases of glaucoma than the national average. A pathology that leads to blindness. Throughout the peninsula, 4500 cases are recorded every year.

During the refresher course, prevention was discussed with Adolfo Carta, while Jacopo Marzano illustrated uveitis, one of the warning signs of tuberculosis. Pierangelo Pintore illustrated the ocular complications of diabetes, while Luigi Zucca spoke of keratitis (ocular ulcers) also caused by the misuse of contact lenses.

Among the numerous topics: the maculopathies illustrated by Carlo Masia, an incurable disease, which often manifests itself in old age. The detachment of the retina was dealt with by Valeria Turtas who treated diagnostics and hospitalization. The last intervention was that of Alberto Grünberger who highlighted the risk factors that generate glaucoma, highlighting that each patient has variable ocular pressures and that 2000 was the year in which revolutionary drugs for medical therapy were discovered. , still used today.

The ECM concluded with the round table and the learning assessment test. The training day is valid for 5 training credits for surgical doctors.

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