Dr. Robert Welsh
The Leading Cause of Preventable-Blindness is Glaucoma.
Dr. Bob Welsh, a Rotarian, a world-renowned eye surgeon and a leading medical missionary sees a chance to prevent up to 80,000 cases of new Glaucoma blindness in blacks per year through administering his new unique patented invention: The new Welsh "Self-Test" for earlier Glaucoma in 10,000 U.S. black churches, with the simple instructions from their Pastors.
Elderly blacks are 9 times more gene-prone to developing totally blinding Glaucoma than other population groups. According to the World Health Organization, more than 5,000,000 mostly elderly blacks in the world today suffer from total incurable Glaucoma-Blindness. They need white canes because they lacked the opportunity to get tested for earlier Glaucoma before it blinded them. This New Welsh "Self-Test" for earlier Glaucoma involves (awkward but accurate) holding one hand over the opposite eye and then using the free hand for "Finger-Wiggling" testing motion nasally in the staring laterally eye to detect reduced or lost "Nose-Side Side-Vision" called a 95% Glaucoma-Diagnostic "Nasal-Step" loss. Nasal steps are either 80% above 180 degrees or below 15%. No insurance pays for Gross-Field Testing for which Glaucoma experts and Glaucoma advisors have almost zero experience.
Blinding Glaucoma is often called the "Sneak-Thief of Sight" because most individuals with advanced blinding Glaucoma are completely unaware that their "Side-Vision" is being-stolen from them until it is too late. Optic-nerve damage due to increased-pressure within the eye builds to a point of no return. This total incurable-blindness in blacks doesn't have to happen and it won't with This New Welsh "Self-Test for mass diagnosis, and such new treatments as eye drops and 4 different types of Lasers.
Dr. Welsh is the author of "The invaluable 4-Page-Pamphlet ("P-4") that describes GLAUCOMA." He's also done 8 books on "Cataract-Surgery" and is the man behind the now-famous biennial Welsh Cataract Congresses which met from 1969 to 1996. He sees as the solution: Pastors at 10,000 black churches who can instruct in this New Welsh "Self-Test" for early Glaucoma.
This New Welsh-"Self-Test" should be conducted by Pastors in 10,000 US black churches. Pastors can scan their 350 elderly blacks in five-minutes after church services or special events. Dr. Welsh's new "Self-Test" for "Nose-Side" Side-Vision "Nasal-Step" loss, Above=80% or Below=15%, is up to 95% accurate at detecting earlier "Blinding-Glaucoma." High-risk blacks with High-Pressure Glaucoma are then referred to an area ophthalmologist for proper eye pressure treatment -- drops and Lasers.
Dr. Welsh said, "I hope to teach 10,000 black ministers in the U.S. Sadly, ageing blacks with 'white-canes' fill Light-Houses for the Blind throughout the Caribbean. Early Glaucoma diagnosis and treatment can be made by working with Pastors at black churches in America." Interested Pastors and black churches may contact Dr. Welsh at www.glaucomaselftest.org to help stop preventable blindness from earlier treatable Glaucoma or call Director Bud Grant at 1-516-327-2236 of the U.S. Congress's new and highly-funded $$$$ Glaucoma-Caucus.
To help prevent blindness, copy this document and send to Pastors of black churches in your area and/or to all 10,000 around the U.S. For info, log onto www.glaucomaselftest.org.