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Share your stories

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #glaucomaweek and tag the official WGA and the World Glaucoma Week accounts in your posts and stories.

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What is glaucoma?

Glaucoma is the most common cause of irreversible blindness. 78 million people have glaucoma. That is every one in 200 people aged 40, which rises to one in eight by aged 80.

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Activities around the globe

Have your eyes tested at a location near you or get inspired to organize your own activity.

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Get involved!

When it comes to glaucoma, lack of awareness may cause severe issues, that could even lead to permanent vision loss. And as glaucoma isn’t always under the radar, the World Glaucoma Week activities are crucial. How can you contribute?

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Welcome to World Glaucoma Week


World Glaucoma Week is a global initiative organized by the World Glaucoma Association. We invite patients, eye care providers, health officials and the public to join forces in organizing awareness activities worldwide. Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness, and distinct challenges may be present in different regions of the world. Our goal is to alert everyone to have regular eye and optic nerve checks to detect glaucoma as early as possible because there are available treatments for all forms of glaucoma to prevent visual loss. 


Uniting for a Glaucoma-Free World



WGW 2024 is almost here!

This year’s theme “Uniting for a Glaucoma-Free World” focuses on bringing communities worldwide to fight together against glaucoma blindness. Become involved and be a part of the activities organized over the globe. Help us raise awareness worldwide and learn more about glaucoma.


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WGW 2023! 800+ activities submitted on the World Map


Thank you all for being a part of this global initiative. By joining forces, we have made a strong impact in glaucoma screening and public education. Of course, our mission doesn’t stop here. We will continue our journey of raising awareness about glaucoma and urging people to get tested




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Did you know?

Most people with glaucoma are not aware of it: most glaucoma patients have zero symptoms.

Catch the disease early and you have a great chance of preserving your vision for the years to come.

Your activity will help raise glaucoma awareness. Submit your activity, and start making a difference.

#glaucomaweek #gettested

Help raising awareness worldwide!


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Have a look at other activities organized during the 2024 World Glaucoma Week.

by the Japanese Glaucoma Society from March 10-16, 2024


by the Spanish Glaucoma Society on March 10, 2024


by the Comite Pro Ciegos y Sordos de Guatemala on March 12, 2024


by the Glaucoma Research Foundation on March 13, 2024


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🔎Haven’t found an activity yet? We got you!

Check out some of the events happening all around the world during #WGW2024 and find your inspiration for a glaucoma-free world:

🇯🇵Japan-> The Japanse Glaucoma Society will light up over 1,200 locations in green for glaucoma awareness between 10-16 March
🇨🇳China-> The Chinese Glaucoma Society announced events for glaucoma awareness in more than 200 cities between 10-16 March
🇲🇽Mexico-> Glaucoma diagnosis in Pachuca De Soto between 11-15 March
🇵🇹Portugal-> Sessão informativa para doentes e cuidadores in Porto on 12 March
🇨🇭Switzerland-> Glaukom Aufklärung in Zurich on 13-17 March
🇬🇶Equador-> Chala sobre glaucoma in Machala on 13 March

Glaucoma isn’t always under the radar, that’s why the World Glaucoma Week activities are crucial.

Be part of the global unity fighting for glaucoma-free world. Learn more about the events and find the best match for you.👉 www.worldglaucomaweek.org/activities/around-the-world/

#glaucoma #UnitingForAGlaucomaFreeWorld
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🔎Haven’t found an activity yet? We got you!  Check out some of the events happening all around the world during #WGW2024 and find your inspiration for a glaucoma-free world:  🇯🇵Japan-> The Japanse Glaucoma Society will light up over 1,200 locations in green for glaucoma awareness between 10-16 March
🇨🇳China-> The Chinese Glaucoma Society announced events for glaucoma awareness in more than 200 cities between 10-16 March 
🇲🇽Mexico-> Glaucoma diagnosis in Pachuca De Soto between 11-15 March 
🇵🇹Portugal-> Sessão informativa para doentes e cuidadores in Porto on 12 March 
🇨🇭Switzerland-> Glaukom Aufklärung in Zurich on 13-17 March 
🇬🇶Equador-> Chala sobre glaucoma in Machala on 13 March  Glaucoma isn’t always under the radar, that’s why the World Glaucoma Week activities are crucial.  Be part of the global unity fighting for glaucoma-free world. Learn more about the events and find the best match for you.👉 https://www.worldglaucomaweek.org/activities/around-the-world/  #glaucoma #UnitingForAGlaucomaFreeWorld
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