The third phase of the national campaign for the prevention of retinal and optic nerve disease “Vista in greeting” resumes from Sardinia: stops in Cagliari (9, 10 and 11 May, in via Cadello, entrance to the park), Oristano (12 and 13 May, in Piazza Eleonora d’Arborea), Nuoro (May 14 and 15, in Piazza Italia) and Sassari (May 16 and 17, in Piazzale Segni).
The initiative, promoted by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness-IAPB Italia Onlus, provides the presence, from 10 to 18, of a large mobile outpatient facility – a hi-tech truck – equipped with several stations: it will be possible. for free high-tech eye checks on the retina and optic nerve, reserved for people over 40, and a green pass.
The Sardinian scene was presented in Cagliari in the area in front of the mobile structure, during a press conference presented by Giorgio Ricci, of the IAPB’s national management. Regional health adviser Mario Nieddu recalled how “the sustainability of the health system must, today more than ever, be focused on prevention”.
Maurizio Fossarello, director of the ophthalmology clinic at the University of Cagliari, explains: “Modern eye technology allows for an early diagnosis of the disease, but at the same time it is necessary to create the conditions for the patient to have immediate access to therapy. waiting lists, creating regional reference networks, and using telemedicine where possible.
“In a virtuous system – continues the clinician – with the collaboration of ophthalmologists, hospitals and regions, a net reduction in cases of vision impaired patients such as glaucoma and therapeutic maculopathy if diagnosed and treated early can be achieved.”