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!
Item posted March 24, 2015
World Glaucoma Week Activities
The World Glaucoma Week 2015 map is filling with activities!
Make sure you add your activity!
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 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
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 and comforting words from a glaucoma support group patient Paula Davey.
Item posted March 17, 2014
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.
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
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 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