Wednesday December 11th, 2019
One of Australia’s most loved rock stars, Kirk Pengilly from iconic band INXS, is throwing his support behind Glaucoma Australia in its fight against eye disease. Read the article here: www.glaucoma.org.au/articles/aussie-rock-star-kirk-pengilly-joins-glaucoma-australia-in-its-fight... ... See MoreSee Less
If only more people would have their eyes checked before dismissing a regular ache in their head as an headache and popping a tablet for pain.
Friday September 20th, 2019
Hi there, is there an overarching theme to World Glaucoma Week for 2020? Thank you.
World Glaucoma Week updated their cover photo.
Friday September 20th, 2019
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Glaucoma Colombia Patricia J Amaris Tatis Sandra Belalcazar
Monday April 8th, 2019
World Health Day 2019. Make your voice heard.This video invites you to sign the petition for Universal health coverage (UHC): http://www.who.int/petition UHC means that all people have access to the qua... ... See MoreSee Less
Tuesday March 19th, 2019
Saturday March 16th, 2019
#glaucomaweek: how to properly instill eye drops via EyeSmart - American Academy of OphthalmologyEyedrops contain medicines that are used to treat many eye diseases and conditions. Some are helpful for relieving eye discomfort. Putting drops in your eye ... ... See MoreSee Less
A free Screening Camp and an informative blog in India: www.kodkanyeyecentre.com/media/world-glaucoma-week-10th-march-16th-march-2019 #glaucomaweek ... See MoreSee Less
Done at eye specialist pressure 10 and 11 this week in australia
So happy dr pleased eyes even with revular testing barely any change since starting eyedrops
#juvenileglacoma is losing so far im winning :)
Looking for a trusted website with insights on glaucoma such as who is at risk, what are the symptoms and how glaucoma can be treated? Check out www.glaucomapatients.org: a great resource to use for an activity during #glaucomaweek! ... See MoreSee Less
"As President of the World Glaucoma Association, I think World Glaucoma Week is one of the most important contributions we make to raising awareness about glaucoma, a disease that remains the biggest cause of irreversible blindness in the world."
Read the full article by WGA President Keith Martin here: www.iapb.org/news/improving-the-vision-of-glaucoma-patients/ #glaucomaweek ... See MoreSee Less
World Glaucoma Week shared a post.
Wednesday March 13th, 2019
Meet Kitt, born with congenital glaucoma in 2017. Via Glaucoma Australia #glaucomaweekHi, I'm Kitt
I was born with congenital glaucoma in 2017. Most people don't realise you can be born with this rare condition, it occurs in 1 in 10,000 births in the world but the rates are more like 1 in 750,000 in Australasia.
I was very lucky to be born in Melbourne, this meant that I was quickly diagnosed and put under the care of specialist doctors at the Melbourne Children's Eye Clinic and the Royal Children's Hospital. Dr Ruddle my specialist and surgeon is my hero.
We started eye medications straight away and I had my first operation to relieve eye pressures at 9 days old. We tried several different procedures over the course of 5 operations, all within my first 4 months, but ended up with tube shunts in both eyes and an Iridectomy in my right eye.
Pressures seem to have stabilised for some time now with the shunts and nightly medication drops - celebrations!
I am such a happy, chatty little girl and have adapted well to my impaired vision (my hearing is incredible). It sure will be interesting to see just how my future will unfold...#GlaucomaWeek
Anyone can develop glaucoma. Learn more about the risk factors www.glaucoma.org.au/about-glaucoma/who-is-at-risk ... See MoreSee Less
I was also born with it in 1974. Only in my right eye, which damaged the optic nerve I am legally blind in my right eye.
Wednesday March 13th, 2019
World Glaucoma Week updated their profile picture.
Tuesday March 12th, 2019
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May the Healing Grace from above fall upon all the Gluacoma patients, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, in Jesus name AMEN
Today the webinar 'How to improve the early diagnosis of glaucoma?' takes place. Organized by the PAAO Networking @InternationalCouncilOphthalmology and World Glaucoma Association. Register via bit.ly/DiaGlaucoma. #glaucomaweek ... See MoreSee Less
Excelente reunion, presentaciones y coordinacion tan dinamica. Muchas gracias.
Watch this interview (in French) with the Présidente de la Société Burkinabè d’Ophtalmologie #glaucomaweek: www.youtube.com/watch?v=EozqODxEJkM&feature=youtu.be ... See MoreSee Less
The future looks brighter for Australians with glaucoma via Glaucoma Australia #glaucomaweek#GlaucomaWeek The future looks brighter for Australians with glaucoma with recent advances in surgical treatment and upcoming improvements in drug delivery likely to improve treatment adherence and efficiency, according to the authors of a narrative review published in the Medical Journal of Australia. Continue reading here www.glaucoma.org.au/articles/future-brighter-for-australian-glaucoma-patients-article ... See MoreSee Less
#glaucomaweek in Lebanon, from the Beirut Eye & ENT Specialist Hospital
Beirut Eye & ENT Specialist Hospital
World glaucoma week has started!
Watch our video with our glaucoma specialists, Dr. Ziad Khoueir & Dr. Karim Tohme to know more about this disease and the importance of raising awareness.
Join us at Beirut city center, Hazmieh from 11 to 17 March 2019 for a free screening.
بدأ أسبوع الجلوكوما العالمي!
شاهدوا هذا الفيديو مع الاخصائيين في أمراض ضغط العين، الدكتور زياد خوير والدكتور كريم طعمة للمزيد من المعلومات حول هذا المرض و أهمية الفحص المبكر.
سيقوم مستشفى بيروت التخصصي للعين والانف والاذن والحنجرة بإجراء فحوصات مجانية في بيروت سيتي سنتر ، الحازمية من ١١ إلى ١٧ مارس ٢٠١٩.
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Monday March 11th, 2019
How a city walk in Belgium might look with glaucoma: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo5c0G7ApfU&t=2s #glaucomaweekSimulatie van een stadswandeling Visuele pathologiën: glaucoom Film gerealiseerd door Nudge Productions, dankzij de steun van het Belgische voorzitterschap v... ... See MoreSee Less
Sunday March 10th, 2019
EYE HEALTH AWARENESS COURTESY OF MGI NANO-ION SPEC
Ang mata ay isa sa mga pinaka importanteng bahagi ng ating katawan. Ang araw araw nating gawain ay nakadepende dito-paghahanda ng mga kailangan ng pamilya, pag aayos sa sarili, pamamalengke, pagluluto, pagmamaneho, pagbabasa, at marami pang iba. NGUNIT ITO DIN ANG LABIS NA NAAABUSO!
ANG PAGKAKAROON NG DISORDER O SAKIT SA MATA AY NAKAKAAPEKTO SA ATING PANINGIN GAYA NG:
§ Myopia (Near/Shortsightedness)
§ Hyperopia (Long/Farsightedness)
§ Lazy Eye
§ Pterygium/Surfer’s Eye
§ Glaucoma at marami pang iba...
BAKIT NGA BA LUMALABO, NAGKAKAPROBLEMA O NAGKAKASAKIT ANG ATING MGA MATA?
Kung tayo ay ipinanganak sa magulang na ang lahi ay may problema sa mata, asahang isisilang kang may eye disorder. Ito ay wala sa ating control dahil hindi naman natin mapili ang magiging magulang natin.
2. KAKULANGAN SA NUTRISYON NA SUMUSUPORTA SA MATA
Ang pagkain ng mga gulay na dilaw ay tumutulong upang mapanatiling malusog ang ating mga mata.
Ang pagpupuyat at paninigarilyo ay nakakapaglabo ng paningin
Ang Diabetes, Hypertension, sakit sa puso, Cancer ay ilan lamang sa mga karamdaman na nakakaapekto sa paglabo ng paningin
Ang panlalabo ng paningin ay dulot na din ng pagtanda.
6. EXPOSURE SA LIWANAG
Ang matinding liwanag na galing sa araw, ang UV Light o Ultra Violet Light at Blue Light, ay may masamang epekto sa ating mata. Ang Blue Light ay inilalabas din ng ating mga kasangkapan gaya ng flourescent/bulb lamps, television at mga digital devices gaya ng ating cell phones, computers/laptop, iPad/tablet at ng kahit na anong bagay basta ang ginagamit na pang ilaw o pang liwanag ay LED.
Ang buong paligid natin, loob man o labas ng ating tahanan ay puno ng radiation.
ANO ANG MASAMANG EPEKTO MULA SA EXPOSURE NATIN SA BLUE LIGHT AT RADIATION?
1. NAPAPAGOD ANG MATA
Ang mata ay nakakaramdam ng pamimigat, panunuyo, pamumula at panlalabo pag ito ay napapagod.
2. PAGKASIRA NG EYE TISSUES
Kapag humina ang eye tissues, mahihirapan ang mata upang pigilin ang mga maaaring manira nito.
3. PANANAKIT NG ULO
4. PISIKAL AT MENTAL NA PAGKAHAPO NA NAKAKAAPEKTO SA CONCENTRATION & FOCUS NA NAKAKAAPEKTO SA PERFORMANCE
5. DISTRACTED SLEEPING PATTERNS
MGA TIPS O RECOMMENDATION PARA MAPANATILING MALUSOG ANG MGA MATA:
1. PAGSUSUOT NG TAMANG EYEWEAR
Ang eye glasses at sun glasses ay nakakatulong ng malaki para protektahan ang kahubaran ng ating mata. Ang lens ng salamin ay meron dapat kakayahan para i-block o i-filter ang UV at Blue Light at i-counter ang radiation.
Ang pagkaing nagtataglay ng nutrients para suportahan ang kalusugan ng mata ay malaking tulong upang mapanatiling malusog ang mata.
3. EYE REST O PAGBIBIGAY SA MATA NG SAPAT NA PAHINGA
Ang tuloy tuloy na pag gamit ng salamin na may prescription lens o grado ay nakakaapekto sa performance ng muscles ng mata. Mas mataas ang grado, mas malaking effort ang ginagawa nitong pagtatrabaho upang maalalayan ang lens ng mata para makakita ng malinaw. Isama natin ang sobra sobrang pagkababad ng ating mga mata sa panonood ng mga palabas mula sa television at digital devices na nag aambag ng pagkahapo at pagkapagod ng ating mata.
Ang MGI o MEGA GLORYOUNG INTERNATIONAL, isang company na naka base sa Jakarta, Indonesia ay nagpakilala sa Pilipinas ng isang uri ng eyewear na pinagsama ang KALIKASAN at TEKNOLOHIYA, ang NANO-ION SPEC!
Ito ay invention ni Dr. Soon Lee Fong, isang Optalmologist mula sa Malaysia.
Kakaiba ang NANO-ION SPEC dahil ang frame ay galing sa Tourmaline Stone, Organic Germanium at Nanosilver, mga uri ng mineral na may magandang dulot sa kalusugan ng mata at ng buong katawan na prinoseso sa makabagong teknolohiya:
+ Nanotechnology ng Germany, at
+ Far Infrared Technology ng Korea
Suportado ang NANO-ION SPEC ng 2 years clinical trial sa isang ospital sa Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia sa Taipei TCM Medical Centre.
Kinikilala at nirerekomenda din ang NANO-ION SPEC ng mga organization sa buong mundo na nagpopromote sa kalusugan ng mata gaya ng:
> World Health Association
> Glaucoma Society Malaysia
> Floater Eyes Society
> Ministry of Health Indonesia
> European Union (RoHS Compliant)
ANG FRAME NG NANO-ION SPEC AY NAGLALAMAN NG:
1. MULTIPLE TYPES OF MINERALS
Sumusuporta ang mga minerals na ito para panatilihing malusog ang mata at malinaw ang vision
2. NEGATIVE IONS
Ang natural element na ito nagsisilbing tagalinis ng mata kung ang mata ay pinasukan ng airborne pollutants gaya ng alikabok, usok ng sigarilyo, balahibo ng hayop, polen, mold spores at iba pa
3. FAR INFRARED
Ang teknolohiyang ito ang namamahala sa maayos na pagdaloy o pag ikot ng dugo sa mga maliliit at pinong ugat ng mata upang mapuksa ang pananakit at ma promote ang relaxation
4. ORGANIC GERMANIUM
Ang mineral na ito ang sya namang tumutulong sa katawan upang mapataas nito ang oxygen level para maging malakas ang mata at mapangasiwaan ang natural nitong paglilinis o detoxification process upang laging malusog ang mata.
Ang silver na ito ay kilala bilang isang natural antibiotic na pumapatay ng 600 na uri ng bacteria, germs, virus, fungi at kahit toxins na maaaring makadagdag sa pagkakapinsala o paglala ng mata
Ang lens ng NANO-ION SPEC ay normal lens lamang o walang grado. Hindi ito maaring magamit na pang basa para sa mga may issue sa vision ngunit ang lens ay maaaring papalitan ng prescription lens o lens na may grado. Dalhin lamang ito sa kahit na anong optical shop. Ngunit ang lens ay coated ng isang uri ng tint na humaharang sa UV at Blue Light pati ang Radiation na iniluluwa ng mga digital devices upang kahit ikaw ay matagal na nakababad sa harap ng iyong television, computer, cell phone o tablet, hindi makaka penetrate sa mata ang harmful effects ng mga ito.
Napakadaling gamitin. Upang makuha ang minimithing resulta, isuot lang ang NANO-ION SPEC 8 hanggang 10 oras sa isang araw. Ito ay ligtas, walang side effect, walang contra-indication at maaaring gamitin ng mga buntis, lactating moms, mga bata, senior citizen, may sakit at kahit mga atleta. Pwedeng isabay sa ano mang uri ng kasalukuyang pagmamanage ng issue sa mata gaya ng eye drops, gamot sa ailment, nagpaopera at iba pa.
Sa mga baguhan, maaaring makaranas ng discomfort gaya ng pagluluha ng mata, pagkahilo, pananakit ng ulo o antok. Ngunit pag nakapag adjust na ang mata, mawawala din ang mga discomfort na ito.
Mahalaga ang mata kaya dapat piliin ang tamang eyewear na idadamit dito.
Please help with updating #WGW World map drop down menu! Many countries in the Caribbean unable to add events starting as I type 😒
World Glaucoma Week 2019: be a part of it – this is how
Click World Map to find out what others are doing worldwide
Register and submit your activity
Download the artwork to promote your activity
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Over 300,000 Australians have glaucoma, yet 50% don't even know it. Watch this video from Glaucoma Australia and be informed: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jlZzwHNoJQ #glaucomaweekDid you know more than 300,000 Australians are thought to have glaucoma, but only 50% have been diagnosed? For more info visit: www.glaucoma.org.au ... See MoreSee Less
I’m not surprised by this, but and it’s a BIG but, I should have been diagnosed 12 years earlier than I was but the specialist I saw told me I was imagining my symptoms. I was diagnosed with migraines. I did it have migraines I now know that I had symptoms of glaucoma. Also, no one in my family has glaucoma, I am the first. Fortunately I have found a natural way to help my sight as well as using drops, but not without suffering a great deal of debilitating pain whilst I was experimented on. I advocate if you get bad headaches, especially over the eyes, get tested for glaucoma. Don’t hesitate.
Don't forget to register for the webinar 'How to improve the early diagnosis of glaucoma?' on Tuesday March 12. Organized by the PAAO Networking @InternationalCouncilOphthalmology and World Glaucoma Association. Check bit.ly/DiaGlaucoma for details. #glaucomaweek ... See MoreSee Less
As a glaucoma patient, I don’t care about early detection but about the industries innovations to improve or reverse its effects! Please advise —-
Focus On: Glaucoma North America Webinar. Different kinds of glaucoma are found in different parts of the world. To engender international conversations and discussions, IAPB will be organizing four Focus On: Webinars covering different time zones during #glaucomaweek 2019. Register now for the North America Webinar on March 13: register.gotowebinar.com/register/5237838495942221570 ... See MoreSee Less
With only a few days before the 2019 #glaucomaweek kicks off, be sure to add your activity to the World Map: www.worldglaucomaweek.org/activities/around-the-world/ ... See MoreSee Less
Monday March 4th, 2019
In March 2018, the Beirut Eye & ENT Specialist Hospital (BESH) organized the first major Lebanese Glaucoma awareness campaign as part of #glaucomaweek.
The objective of the campaign was to generate awareness about this prevalent disease and provide screenings. Two visually-attractive booths were erected at two separate malls in Beirut and free Glaucoma screenings were offered.
Well over 1,000 information leaflets/flyers were distributed and 665 people underwent a screening.
Last but not least, the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESRCS) awarded the campaign with the 1st prize for practice management and marketing.
For WGW-2019, BESH intends to run a bigger and better campaign and hope to involve multiple hospitals in order to create awareness on more of a national level, in different Lebanese regions. ... See MoreSee Less
Friday March 1st, 2019
IAPB and Partners Focus on Glaucoma #glaucomaweek
“As the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world, glaucoma remains a devastating affliction of our times, and is growing in the number of people who are affected”, noted Shan Lin, Executive Vice President of the World Glaucoma Association. “Prevention and early treatment of glaucoma are key aspects in combating this disease. The World Glaucoma Association is dedicated to the eradication of glaucoma through education, research, and advocacy. VISION 2020/IAPB has been a committed partner in educating the public to get tested and thus helping to stop glaucoma from causing more and more blindness in our communities across the globe”.
Please visit iapb.org/wgw2019 for more details. ... See MoreSee Less
What is the status to reversing the effects of glaucoma?
Please I have been diagnosed of glaucoma. I need help
Thursday February 28th, 2019
Glaucoma. Could you be one of the undiagnosed cases? Glaucoma Australia launches risk awareness campaign ahead of World Glaucoma Week (10 – 16 March). Check www.glaucoma.org.au/articles/glaucoma-could-you-be-one-of-the-undiagnosed-cases-article/ for more information. #glaucomaweek ... See MoreSee Less