Tuesday September 22nd, 2020
Timeline PhotosHow is eye pressure measured? What is tonometry and how is it done?
Learn more about tonometry by visiting the WGA Patient Website:
This resource is brought to you by WGA with aims to provide unbiased information about glaucoma, using simple language in a user-friendly format, specifically for the general public, patients and their relatives. ... See MoreSee Less
Wednesday September 9th, 2020
Timeline PhotosThe Education Committee of the WGA has developed a website for the general public, patients and their relatives, with unbiased information about glaucoma, using patient-focused language in a user-friendly format.
Access the website here: ow.ly/sKqb50B2ilG ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday July 30th, 2020
We look forward to meeting glaucoma patients at the 2021 World Glaucoma Congress. Mark your calendar for September 9-12, 2021 ... See MoreSee Less
Friday May 29th, 2020
Timeline PhotosThe next WGC meeting in 2021 was originally scheduled for March 24-27 to take place in Kyoto, Japan.
However, given the predictions from infectious disease and epidemiology experts, it is very likely that COVID-19 will persist through the summer and re-emerge in another wave of infections in the winter of 2020-2021.
Taking into consideration our desire and responsibility to provide education to our members and to safeguard their health, the WGA Board of Governors has voted to postpone the meeting until the latter half of 2021. We will be providing additional specifics in the near future. ... See MoreSee Less
World Glaucoma Week updated their cover photo.
Friday April 3rd, 2020
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Thursday March 19th, 2020
#glaucomaweek, a global joint initiative to alert everyone to have regular eye (and optic nerve) checks in order to detect #glaucoma as early as possible. Some great examples from China, Uzbekistan and Jamaica in this photo. Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less
Wednesday March 18th, 2020
Over the course of #glaucomaweek 2020, the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) organized several webinars, where various aspects of glaucoma care and management from around the world were discussed. You can still view them online! 🎥https://www.iapb.org/advocacy/world-glaucoma-week-2020/focus-on-webinars/ ... See MoreSee Less
Tuesday March 17th, 2020
Check out the events in Nepal last week for #glaucomaweek. Amazing work! www.eyehealthnepal.com/2020/03/world-glaucoma-week-2020.html
#WGW2020 ... See MoreSee Less
Wow am so happy to see this,hope to join then next year as a glaucoma patient
Cycling for #glaucoma #awareness
Around 100 ophthalmologists, ophthalmic technicians, nurses and medical faculty students cycled on a 4-5 km /8-10 miles route in Konya, which is one of Turkey’s oldest cities and was known as Iconium in Roman times.
Read more about it here: www.worldglaucomaweek.org/activity/cycling-for-glaucoma-awareness/
#glaucomaweek #WGW2020 ... See MoreSee Less
A huge thanks to all who participated in this year's #glaucomaweek to create #glacuoma #awareness.
Many activities were virtual due to the current COVID-19 situation around the world. We'll be sharing throwbacks of #WGW2020 throughout the week and start prepping for #wgw2021 soon.
For now, stay safe and healthy! ... See MoreSee Less
To eliminate #glaucoma blindness, there are several issues that need to be addressed. Glaucoma usually gives no warning until it is advanced, but the damage it causes to vision is ongoing and could become irreversible.
The earlier the diagnosis, the more vision there is to save! Spread the word: www.worldglaucomaweek.org/what-is-glaucoma/
#glaucomaweek #WGW2020 #GetTested ... See MoreSee Less
Don't be blindsided: get your eyes checked. www.parkeschampionpost.com.au/story/6663652/dont-be-blindsided/ #glaucomaweek #WGW2020 #GetTested ... See MoreSee Less
What about normal pressure glaucoma?
If you're in South Africa, save your sight and check for an #glaucomaweek activity near you: www.worldglaucomaweek.org/activities/around-the-world/ ... See MoreSee Less
Glaucoma patient: 'Without regular eye exams I would be blind'. Read the story 👉 www.thecourier.com.au/story/6670337/glaucoma-patient-without-regular-eye-exams-i-would-be-blind/
#GetTested #glaucomaweek #WGW2020 ... See MoreSee Less
Keeping the current advice around public gatherings in mind, the IAPB has decided to make the London Focus On Glaucoma Lecture a Video Webinar. The webinar is free and open to all, register here: www.iapb.org/WGW2020 #glaucomaweek #WGW2020 ... See MoreSee Less
So many great activities during #glaucomaweek. Like this rally at the Chittagong eye infirmary and training complex in Bangladesh. They also screened 115 persons for glaucoma. Thank you for creating #glaucoma #awareness! ... See MoreSee Less
Tomorrow Glaucoma week awareness program notice
Watch this event online in real time! As part of #glaucomaweek 2020 you and your family are invited to watch the live streaming of the Glaucoma Australia Patient Symposium taking place on Friday, with special guest and patron His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd). This is a unique opportunity to hear glaucoma experts in Australia. Bookmark the url now to avoid disappointment: www.glaucoma.org.au/resources/glaucoma-live/ ... See MoreSee Less
A warm welcome to #glaucomaweek to our friends in Jamaica! "This will be our first World Glaucoma Week, glaucoma awareness activity. We will be providing literature and doing short talks with our patients sensitizing them to the condition and reminding them about proper use of eyedrops. We are all excited about raising awareness in Jamaica." Thank you for raising #glaucoma awareness and good luck with #WGW2020! ... See MoreSee Less
😊😊😊 Looks like a nice gathering of knowledge
What does #glaucoma really look like? Late last year Glaucoma Australia and Marsden Eye Specialists, Castle Hill hosted a glaucoma education evening. Thank you to Dr Ashish Agar for his incredibly enlightening presentation 'Patient Perceptions of Glaucoma'. Watch Dr Agars video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y67WxsOHmjQ #glaucomaweek #WGW2020 ... See MoreSee Less
The iconic Galata Tower in Turkey lights up in green for #glaucomaweek, urging people to have their eye pressure checked. A big thanks to Dr Tekin Yasar and the Türk Oftalmoloji Derneği. ... See MoreSee Less
In addition to treatment take good care by eating the right food and taking specially formulated eye nutrition. It’s done wonders for me, even dissipating cataracts brought on by the prescription eye drops.
Timeline PhotosIn spirit of #GlaucomaWeek, know the facts about symptoms, diagnosis and glaucoma treatment options.
The WGA has prepared a short infographic to ensure patients and GP’s know the facts and procedures. Share it with your community: www.worldglaucomaweek.org/media-kit/ ... See MoreSee Less