News

Saturday February 17th, 2018

World Glaucoma Week

Learn more about glaucoma and watch part 2 'Optic nerve changes including OCT' of the Glaucoma Advances Video presented by Associate Professor Ivan Goldberg for Glaucoma Australia ow.ly/NqJe30irhioAssociate Professor Ivan Goldberg ... See MoreSee Less

Video image

 

Comment on Facebook

Friday February 16th, 2018

World Glaucoma Week

Great video "Looking at Glaucoma, looking with Glaucoma" by August Colenbrander, MD from The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute and California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, USA. ... See MoreSee Less

Looking at Glaucoma, looking with Glaucoma

 

Comment on Facebook

Hoping glaucoma research develops a medical procedure or medicines to reverse the lost vision effects.

Wednesday February 14th, 2018

World Glaucoma Week

#wgw2018 Trinidad and Tobago

The I-Games 2018Mar 11, 10:00amTrinidad and Tobago Group of Professional Associations Limited (TTGPA)The TTOA is proud to present its 3rd annual I-Games in aid of World Glaucoma Week 2018!

Come join us for a fun filled family day at the TTGPA grounds (behind the Hasley Crawdord Stadium) on Sunday 11th March from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm!

Activities for the day include:
- Football
- Games
- Bouncy Castle
- Moko Jumbies with 1000 Mokos
- Easter Egg hunt

Tickets: Adults $60 | Children (15 and under) $40
Or you can pay at the door!

Hope to see you all there!
... See MoreSee Less

The I-Games 2018

Tuesday February 13th, 2018

World Glaucoma Week

World Glaucoma Week 2018 is coming up! You can help raise awareness by using this Facebook camera effect. ... See MoreSee Less

World Glaucoma Week 2018 is coming up! You can help raise awareness by using this Facebook camera effect.

 

Comment on Facebook

Yes, we are ready!

We will start shortly

Monday February 12th, 2018

World Glaucoma Week

Learn more about glaucoma and watch part 1 'a general overview' of the Glaucoma Advances Video presented by Associate Professor Ivan Goldberg for Glaucoma Australia.

youtu.be/dxQU0Pd4GIgAssociate Professor Ivan Goldberg
... See MoreSee Less

Video image

 

Comment on Facebook

Ivan Goldberg, nice video!

Brilliant!

Tuesday February 6th, 2018

World Glaucoma Week

Get inspired for your own World Glaucoma Week activity by this amazing campaign from Japan:

The Japan Glaucoma Society promotes “Light Up in Green” campaign during World Glaucoma Week as public awareness program on glaucoma. It is also supported by Japanese Ophthalmological Society and Japan Ophthalmologists Association.

“Glaucoma” literally means “green-colored intraocular morbidity” in Japanese language. Thus, it is quite easily understandable that ordinary Japanese people recall glaucoma when they see green light once this campaign is established. So we started this campaign in 2015, but the number of landmarks lit up was only 5 in the first year. Since this campaign was designated an official public awareness program of JGS in 2016, the number of participated sites is increasing to 44 sites in 2017, and 68 sites this year as of January 26, 2018.

What we have done is very simple. We just lighted up famed landmarks such as TV towers, castles, skyscrapers, etc (see the photo for an example). They were quite beautiful and touching. Because of its striking impression there have been a great number of press reports in TVs, radios and newspapers. SNS also contributed the spread of this campaign.

We believe that “Light Up in Green” campaign is entitled to a big success to enlighten the public as to glaucoma. It, however, should be noted that it cannot be achieved so much without the enthusiasm of a couple of dedicated ophthalmologists. We need to negotiate with many people including electric engineers, local government officers, land owners, and even mayors. Cooperation with various enterprises is must. Several ophthalmology-associated companies involve the project a lot. Even ANA, an airline carrier, is supportive and you can see a campaign-related message in an in-flight magazine and in an in-flight video in the air during WGW.

We do not know in accurate how effective this campaign functions to find new glaucoma patients. But, we often hear from local ophthalmologists that a significant number of patients visited their clinics to screen the disease after the campaign and some new patients were found in fact.
... See MoreSee Less

Get inspired for your own World Glaucoma Week activity by this amazing campaign from Japan: 

The Japan Glaucoma Society promotes “Light Up in Green” campaign during World Glaucoma Week as public awareness program on glaucoma. It is also supported by Japanese Ophthalmological Society and Japan Ophthalmologists Association.

“Glaucoma” literally means “green-colored intraocular morbidity” in Japanese language. Thus, it is quite easily understandable that ordinary Japanese people recall glaucoma when they see green light once this campaign is established. So we started this campaign in 2015, but the number of landmarks lit up was only 5 in the first year. Since this campaign was designated an official public awareness program of JGS in 2016, the number of participated sites is increasing to 44 sites in 2017, and 68 sites this year as of January 26, 2018.

What we have done is very simple. We just lighted up famed landmarks such as TV towers, castles, skyscrapers, etc (see the photo for an example). They were quite beautiful and touching. Because of its striking impression there have been a great number of press reports in TVs, radios and newspapers. SNS also contributed the spread of this campaign.

We believe that “Light Up in Green” campaign is entitled to a big success to enlighten the public as to glaucoma. It, however, should be noted that it cannot be achieved so much without the enthusiasm of a couple of dedicated ophthalmologists. We need to negotiate with many people including electric engineers, local government officers, land owners, and even mayors. Cooperation with various enterprises is must. Several ophthalmology-associated companies involve the project a lot. Even ANA, an airline carrier, is supportive and you can see a campaign-related message in an in-flight magazine and in an in-flight video in the air during WGW.

We do not know in accurate how effective this campaign functions to find new glaucoma patients. But, we often hear from local ophthalmologists that a significant number of patients visited their clinics to screen the disease after the campaign and some new patients were found in fact.

Glaucoma facts

-Glaucoma is an eye disease that is often associated with elevated intraocular pressure, in which damage to the eye (optic) nerve can lead to loss of vision and even blindness.

-Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world.
- Glaucoma usually causes no symptoms early in its course, at which time it can only be diagnosed by regular eye examinations (screenings with the frequency of examination based on age and the presence of other risk factors).

RISK FACTORS
-Age over 45 years
-Family history of glaucoma
-Black racial ancestry
-Diabetes
-History of elevated intraocular pressure
-Decrease in corneal thickness and rigidity
-Nearsightedness (high degree of myopia), which is the inability to see distant objects clearly
-History of injury to the eye

If you and any of your family members are/is at risk,,come for the free galucoma screening in March 2018 in the Major eye hospitals across the country.
... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Beat invisible Glaucoma

Friday January 12th, 2018

World Glaucoma Week

... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

What do crystals developing in the eyes mean?

We will conduct in our place this year too.

Wednesday May 24th, 2017

World Glaucoma Week

A big thank you to all participants of #glaucomaweek 2017! #wgw2017 ... See MoreSee Less

A big thank you to all participants of  #glaucomaweek 2017! #wgw2017

 

Comment on Facebook

I'm ELATED to have found this page, these groups and so much MORE about Glaucoma! THANK YOU for NOT leaving us in the dak!!!

Press conference & public Awareness meeting by Bangladesh Glaucoma Society ... See MoreSee Less

Press conference & public Awareness meeting by Bangladesh Glaucoma Society

m.youtube.com/watch?sns=fb&v=s5yIdt26XqEOperatie de glaucom. Inventie patentata, publicata si recunoscuta la nivel european. Se face de Dr. Gavanescu Adrian la Spitalul Clinic Nicolae Malaxa, Bucur... ... See MoreSee Less

Video image

Comment on Facebook

Friday March 31st, 2017

World Glaucoma Week

WGW 2017 @ Chumphon Hospital, Thailand ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

WGW 2017 @ Chumphon Hospital, Thailand ... See MoreSee Less

WGW 2017 @ Chumphon Hospital, Thailand
Load more

WGW-2018

until World Glaucoma Week 2018
March 11–17, 2018


Supporters

supporters

Twitter

Get inspired for your own World Glaucoma Week activity by the amazing “Light Up in Green” campaign from Japan #wgw2018 #glaucoma pic.twitter.com/3pNVsGtwBM

World Glaucoma Week 2018: Plan & Prepare, visit wgwweek.net to register your activity and download the media kit to promote the week in your community #glaucoma #wgw2018

"Glaucoma is a silent thief of sight"- this #wgw2017 our Head of Eye @DrNtomoka talks about the disease & prevention ccbrt.or.tz/news/blog/eye/… pic.twitter.com/va2w5Py0se Retweeted by World Glaucoma Week

Our Scottish staff and volunteers on the road with the #VisionVan in Glasgow and Edinburgh #WGW2017 #glaucoma @VisionExpress pic.twitter.com/kjVfpCMvFt Retweeted by World Glaucoma Week

DYK? #glaucoma can be spotted up to eight years before any sight loss is experienced. Regular eye tests are essential healthchecks #wgw2017 pic.twitter.com/5DBOvgxzuX Retweeted by World Glaucoma Week

It’s #WorldGlaucomaWeek, so we’re shining a light on the “silent thief” of sight. pic.twitter.com/J24fDHnRd2 Retweeted by World Glaucoma Week


BIG