Welcome to World Glaucoma Week 2016 / #WGW2016!

This collaborative project between the World Glaucoma Association and the World Glaucoma Patient Association contributes to the elimination of glaucoma blindness by alerting people to have regular eye checks, including optic nerve checks.

We achieve this by organizing a wide range of publicity-seeking activities around the world, involving ophthalmologists, optometrists, eye care workers, hospitals, universities, clinics, private practices and many private individuals, especially including those with glaucoma or with family members with glaucoma. Glaucoma societies and glaucoma patient associations have all participated.

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May the Force be with one and all!

Ivan Goldberg
Chair World Glaucoma Week Committee

Get Involved!

Item posted February 11, 2016

World Glaucoma Week 2016 is around the corner!

World Glaucoma Week 2016 is just a few weeks away! Are you ready to submit your activity to our map? Need some inspiration? Check out these activity ideas!

Get Involved!

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Before the last light

Watch this great movie by Thai Glaucoma!

เพราะคนในครอบครัวไม่ใช่ภาระของคุณ ใส่ใจดูแลสุขภาพตา พาคุณพ่อคุณแม่ หรือคนที่คุณรักมาตรวจตา เพื่อป้องกันตาบอดจากต้อหิน
Family members are not the burden for you. Take good care of them or your loved ones by bringing them up to have their eyes checked to prevent blindness from glaucoma.

Item posted February 02, 2016

UKSCF on Glaucoma

Professor Geoffrey Raisman talking about Glaucoma and his research into curing this debilitating disease.
A video by the UK Stem Cell Foundation.

Item posted February 01, 2016

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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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

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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

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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

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Inspiring words

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

afraid of the dark

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until World Glaucoma Week 2017
March 12–18, 2017




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