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World Wide Success

World Glaucoma Week 2015 was a great success world wide. With close to 500 activities on the map we are very grateful to all the participants! Mark your calendar for next year! World Glaucoma Week 2016 will be march 6 – 12, 2016! Thank you! We must keep on fighting against glaucoma!

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Item posted March 24, 2015


World Glaucoma Week Activities

The World Glaucoma Week 2015 map is filling with activities!

See our map

Make sure you add your activity!


Help WGW

Item posted February 11, 2015


BIG Breakfast Australia

See the downloads page for BIG Breakfast resources from Australia; these concepts can be used to develop ones relevant to your own country. To check out the online resources on our BIG Breakfast website (registration, hosting, downloads) please refer to www.thebigbreakfast.org.au

Item posted February 04, 2015


WGW-2015

WGW-2015 is around the corner! This time World Glaucoma Week will be held from March 8-14, 2015.
So it’s time to start thinking about the activities you want to organize this year.

We are currently updating the website, making it better accessible for mobile devices. Therefore, it is not yes possible to submit your activities.

In the mean time keep an eye on our Facebook page

Item posted January 27, 2015


Thank You!

The World Glaucoma Association Board of Governors and the World Glaucoma Week Committee would like to thank all contributors around the world for their active involvement to the 7th edition of World Glaucoma Week. Over 700 awareness events were registered via the WGW world map, which is just the tip of the iceberg of all events being organized.
Thank you also for sharing your news, photos and creative ideas via the WGW Facebook page. We deeply appreciate the dedication of so many motivated colleagues, patients and industry representatives joining forces and creating the necessary extra attention for glaucoma.

If you did not yet register your event via the WGW-2014 site, please take a few minutes to do so. Next year’s WGW is planned from March 8–14, 2015

Item posted March 31, 2014


Inspiring words

Inspiring and comforting words from a glaucoma support group patient Paula Davey.

afraid of the dark

Item posted March 17, 2014


GIFT video

Item posted March 13, 2014


Brazil B-I-G Breakfast

WGW B-I-G Breakfast at Clínica São Vicente, attended by important names from Brazil’s medical area.
Brazil BIG Breakfast

Item posted March 11, 2014


Glaucoma Colombia Video

A video from Glaucoma Colombia. It was made with some famous TV artists.

Item posted March 04, 2014


Prepoznajmo Glaukom

This year Refferal center for glaucoma Ministry of Health, supported by Croatian Ophthalmological Society, organises great public-health campagne “Let us recognize glaucoma”(Croatian: Prepoznajmo glaukom). This campagne is under the auspices of Mayor of capital of the Republic of Croatia and it includes many activities.

Item posted March 02, 2014


Video Promo

Video promo to advertise this year’s joint International Day/WGD Big Breakfast by J. Bird.

Item posted February 28, 2014


Trinidad and Tobago WGW2014

Two examples of WGW-2014 activities from Trinidad and Tobago. Be inspired…

Item posted February 14, 2014


Start organizing your B-I-G Breakfast now!

World Glaucoma Week 2014 – “BIG – is Beat Invisible Glaucoma” campaign

Countries are already preparing for the 6th World Glaucoma Week observance to be held March 9-15, 2014. The World Glaucoma Association (WGA) and World Glaucoma Patient Association (WGPA) will continue their joint initiative to expand global awareness of the Silent Thief of Sight, when they launch their ‘BIG – Beat Invisible Glaucoma’ campaign. Relentlessly pursuing their goal of having a BIG network of global glaucoma awareness, the WGA-WGPA team emphasizes that even in 2014, too many people are unaware they have the disease.
Hopes are high for both organizations that 2014 will see an increase in the number of countries that reported itemized awareness activities on the WGW website in previous years.
Reiterating the urgency for a spurt of growth in global awareness of the disease, author of the 2014 theme, National Executive Officer of GLAUCOMA AUSTRALIA, Geoff Pollard asserts: ‘Low glaucoma detection rates and an increase in glaucoma prevalence as populations age mean BIG solutions are needed to educate communities about glaucoma awareness and the need for regular optic nerve checks to reduce global blindness that’s why I support the “BIG – Beat Invisible Glaucoma” campaign for World Glaucoma Week 2014.’
The main collaborative community-based event planned this year, is B-I-G Global Breakfasts during World Glaucoma Week. Visualized as a global ‘tag team event’, the B-I-G BREAKFAST will hopefully see participating countries hosting fundraising breakfast events adjacent to famous landmarks for maximum PR. Families unable to journey to far locations will be encouraged to participate by serving breakfasts in their own homes and communities. Plans are also afoot to engage large breakfast franchisees to get involved as we seek to grow public awareness of the emerging role of nutrition for neuroprotection in glaucoma.
The WGA/WGPA team encourages one and all to get involved in a B-I-G way in 2014!
Please do not forget to register your BIG Breakfast and all additional glaucoma awareness events via this page, so a global and updated overview of all events is available.

Item posted November 05, 2013


WGW2016

until World Glaucoma Week 2016
march 6–12, 2016



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One very happy author with his excellent book for glaucoma patients; out in time for #WGC2015. ow.ly/O3CHH pic.twitter.com/hgF5GCz6cR

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One very happy author with his excellent book for glaucoma patients; out in time for #WGC2015. ow.ly/2btoFk pic.twitter.com/x8pHG2PO1C

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About to upload presentation for the Asian Pacific Glaucoma Guidelines. Another day at #WGC2015! pic.twitter.com/SDaVGU4ZeL

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#WGW2015 Committee members about what WGW means to them personally and its importance. ow.ly/KwV9M @GlaucomaReview @KuglerPub

Processing #WGW2015; keep sending your stories and photos. Hide the map with events: ow.ly/KnfSz pic.twitter.com/VtrKuwgd9t

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Very inspiring to see how many people worldwide participated in #WGW2015! Thank you! We must keep on fighting against #glaucoma!

This week is National Glaucoma Week - We cannot stress enough the importance of getting your eyes tested! @GlaucomaWeek Retweeted by World Glaucoma Week

Com o Eduardo numa iniciativa de apoio ao World Glaucoma Week/With Eduardo to support the @GlaucomaWeek #WCW2015 pic.twitter.com/rKCHEJwQK9 Retweeted by World Glaucoma Week

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Chat with one of the leading persons behind #WGW2015, Jillia Bird, now online: ow.ly/K6Ww4 #glaucoma

#WGW2015 truly is a global event; preparations Uzbekistan underway for a free screening event: . Fight #glaucoma! pic.twitter.com/j96H6PLTF7

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We are inspired by all those #WGW2015 events world-wide ow.ly/K6cX6 & photos on facebook. Keep it up! pic.twitter.com/2hPTaywe90

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#WGW2015 is nearly here! We wish everyone good luck! Get those eyes checked against #glaucoma.

Like Master Chef? You're gonna love this vid from Australia ow.ly/JXyPz Visit them:ow.ly/JXznJ #WGW2015 #glaucoma

One week until the start of #WGW2015! But, today is the first event already; see complete overview here: ow.ly/JGRjS #glaucoma

Registered an #WGW2015 event yet? We changed the process this year & wonder what you think. Let us know if & how we can improve. #glaucoma


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