NEW: Patient Education Website
Looking for a trusted website with insights on glaucoma such as who is at risk, what are the symptoms and how glaucoma can be treated? The latest addition to the WGA knowledge platform is www.glaucomapatients.org.
A website with un-biased information about glaucoma, using easy accessible language in a user-friendly platform.
Posted 16 hours ago
The top 30 films submitted to #WGC2019 have been selected by the Program Planning Committee and will be shown in the film theater at least twice during the congress. Be sure to join us! See the program and plan your attendance: ow.ly/wijj30nQeQG ... See MoreSee Less
Posted 2 days ago
Still on the fence about attending #WGC2019? With 21 symposia, 24 courses, grand rounds, the famous film festival, rapid fire presentations and the largest surgical wetlabs in the field of glaucoma - #WGC2019 is an event covering the entire scope of glaucoma. Register today: ow.ly/dwgz30nQehs ... See MoreSee Less
Posted 3 days ago
#WGC2019 is less than two weeks away and this week's blog post from a local focuses on the eclectic mix of bars in Melbourne. Discover where to find the best bars from riverside to rooftop, serving everything from creative cocktails to handcrafted beer here: bit.ly/2F3f0HS ... See MoreSee Less
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Posted 4 days ago
World Glaucoma Week 2019 Activities at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan
Glaucoma Awareness Bicycle Ride flagged off by the Chief Medical Director, Professor Jesse Otegbayo.
With World Glaucoma Association, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE HOSPITAL, IBADAN, World Glaucoma Week ... See MoreSee Less
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Posted 6 days ago
Join us to celebrate the World Glaucoma Week!!!
What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes the pressure in the eye 👁 to go high and damages the optic nerve and causes eye vision loss and blindness.
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world, according to the World Health Organization.
After cataracts, glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness among Africans.
Blindness from glaucoma is 6 to 8 times more common in African Americans than Caucasians.
The most common form, open-angle glaucoma, accounts for 19% of all blindness among Africans compared to 6% in Caucasians.
Other high-risk groups include: people over 60, family members of those already diagnosed, diabetics, and people who are severely nearsighted.
Estimates put the total number of suspected cases of glaucoma at over 60 million worldwide.
Not to worry. We are opening one of the biggest Eye Care department in the zone in our hospital. You can now walk in for your free glaucoma checks and eye screening. ... See MoreSee Less
Glaucoma Surgery Preferences - a World Wide Survey
The upcoming Consensus Meeting is on Glaucoma Surgery. To get the best input for this meeting, we appreciate your feedback to get a global view of the current surgical preferences in glaucoma. Kindly fill out the short survey (7 questions) via this link: www.surveymonkey.com/r/VB7M98Z.
Good to know, the survey is anonymous (no identifiable information will be collected) and this study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Thank you in advance for your cooperation! ... See MoreSee Less
In the spirit of #glaucomaweek, MKR and MasterChef had a showdown to raise funds and awareness for Glaucoma in Australia. Find out who wins the the BIG Breakfast Battle: youtu.be/kdK1Ui3fHBsIt’s a first! MKR vs MasterChef - The BIG Breakfast Battle! We’ve brought the two blockbuster TV shows together for a much anticipated show down. And its all... ... See MoreSee Less
We’re halfway through #glaucomaweek. Help us raise awareness of the importance of early diagnosis by sharing this video on your social page. Nobody needs to go blind from glaucoma - see your optometrist today and get tested. youtu.be/LHVWb2iyq6I"Learning About Glaucoma" is presented by the Glaucoma Service Foundation. Guests: Marlene Moster, MD and Jeffrey Henderer, MD. Host: George Spaeth, MD. A Ra... ... See MoreSee Less
There are only two weeks to go to #WGC2019! Don’t forget to book your place at the #WGC2019 Wetlabs - the largest surgical wetlabs in the field of glaucoma. There are 8 different wetlabs to choose from, see an overview of each one and find out how you can register here: ow.ly/hWyq30nQdeG ... See MoreSee Less
Left your accommodation to the last minute? Choose from various hotels that have been carefully selected for your convenience. Reservations can be made online together with your registration to the congress. The reservation section will show real-time availability and the applicable rates. ow.ly/yAO130nQd4T ... See MoreSee Less