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
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Wow, the Zambia Ophthalmological Society reached over 3000 clients this #glaucomaweek! Keep up the good work and let's beat the silent thief of sight.10th year #WorldGlaucoma# Week 8-14th March 2020
We championed awareness and reached over 3000 clients this week!
Screened and treated over 600 clients for various eye ailments at Masala clinic(Wednesday), Chipulukusu clinic(Friday) and finally today at Zmart mall in Ndola.
The event was witnessed by the District commissioner of Ndola, Copperbelt Provincial Health Director, ORBIS international and Lions Governor for District 413(Zambia).
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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 famGlaucoma Australia 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 Australiareally 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.
World Glaucoma AssociationIn 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: https://www.worldglaucomaweek.org/media-kit/ ... See MoreSee Less
It's #glaucomaweek 2020, check for an activity near you! www.worldglaucomaweek.org/activities/around-the-world/ #WGW2020 #GetTested
World Glaucoma Association
Today marks the first day of #GlaucomaWeek! The primary goal of World Glaucoma Week is to alert everyone to have regular eye (and optic nerve) checks in order to detect glaucoma as early as possible. This is done through a series of engaging worldwide activities. Find an activity happening near you:
https://www.worldglaucomaweek.org/about-world-glaucoma-week/ ... See MoreSee Less
Broadcaster Diane Louise Jordan has spoken about her father’s experience of glaucoma and highlighted the urgent need for greater access to sight-saving diagnosis and treatment, after a trip to see CBM’s work in Rwanda.
In Huye District of Southern Rwanda, Diane met Vincent, 73, who has glaucoma and heard about the challenges he faces because of the disease. Watch the film of their encounter.
Find out more at www.SeeTheWay.org ... See MoreSee Less
Sunday March 8th, 2020
Yes, we will start shortly )
So if your not meant to touch your eyes nose and mouth how do you go about getting your eye drops in properly pls
Friday March 6th, 2020
As part of its activities to mark World Glaucoma Week 2020, IAPB presents six webinars to cover the regions of North America, Africa, South East Asia, Europe, Latin America and Western Pacific for members and partnering organisations to take part in during 8-14 March 2020.
The Europe webinar will be chaired by Dr Hari Jayaram. Speakers include Gabor Hollo who will speak on Exfoliative Glaucoma: A Clinical Overview and Augusto Azuara-Blanco who will speak on Glaucoma, diagnostic and monitoring tests.
Click www.iapb.org/advocacy/world-glaucoma-week-2020/focus-on-webinars/europe/ for more details and the link to book your free place.
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