Saturday February 17th, 2018
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
Friday February 16th, 2018
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
Hoping glaucoma research develops a medical procedure or medicines to reverse the lost vision effects.
World Glaucoma Week shared Trinidad and Tobago Optometrists Association's event.
Wednesday February 14th, 2018
#wgw2018 Trinidad and Tobago
The I-Games 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:
- 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
Tuesday February 13th, 2018
World Glaucoma Week 2018 is coming up! You can help raise awareness by using this Facebook camera effect. ... See MoreSee Less
Yes, we are ready!
We will start shortly
Monday February 12th, 2018
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
Ivan Goldberg, nice video!
Tuesday February 6th, 2018
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
-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).
-Age over 45 years
-Family history of glaucoma
-Black racial ancestry
-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
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We will conduct in our place this year too.
Wednesday May 24th, 2017
A big thank you to all participants of #glaucomaweek 2017! #wgw2017 ... See MoreSee Less
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
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
World Glaucoma Week shared a photo.
Friday March 31st, 2017
WGW 2017 @ Chumphon Hospital, Thailand ... See MoreSee Less