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Table 4 Answers responded to various questions by those participants who were aware of glaucoma at an ophthalmic outreach site in southwestern Ethiopia, 2009.

From: Glaucoma awareness among people attending ophthalmic outreach services in Southwestern Ethiopia

Response no (%) [N = 8]
Meaning of glaucoma  
   High eye pressure 6 (75)
   High eye pressure causing blindness 2 (25)
Source of information  
   Close acquaintances 7(87.5)
   Ophthalmologist 1(12.5)
Can someone have glaucoma without any symptoms?  
   Yes 1 (12.5)
   No 3 (37.5)
   Not sure 4 (50.0)
Is blindness due to glaucoma reversible?  
   Yes 1 (12.5)
   No 1 (12.5)
   Not sure 6 (75.0)
Factors identified as risk for glaucoma  
   Family history 2 (25.0)
   Old age 3 (37.5)
   Not sure 3 (37.5)
Perceived risk of getting glaucoma  
   High 1(12.5)
   None 2 (25.0)
   Not sure 5 (62.5)