Resources for patients

#gettested during World Glaucoma Week

What a week! Over 800 activities from around the world were submitted on the World Glaucoma Week World Map

Thank you all for being a part of this global initiative. By joining forces, we did make a strong impact.  Of course, our mission doesn’t stop here. We will continue our journey of raising awareness on glaucoma and urging people to get tested.

2024 World Glaucoma Week: March 10 – 16, 2024 |

Learn more about glaucoma via bite-sized videos

Did you know that 50% of the people that have glaucoma are unaware of it? Watch South Korean actor Joong Ki Song and South Korean artist Yoona share their views on glaucoma and explain to you why you need to get tested regularly. More useful videos are in the World Glaucoma Week video library.


Webinar: Lifestyle and Glaucoma

Watch the replay of the Patient Webinar: Lifestyle and Glaucoma. A free webinar for patients and their loved ones that took place on World Sight Day, October 14, 2021.

Learn more about the Lifestyle and Glaucoma webinar

Watch the Patient Symposium from the World Glaucoma E-Congress

Chair(s): Takeo Fukuchi (Japan); David Friedman (United States)

  • 00:00 – 00:05 – Introduction (Takeo Fukuchi, Japan)
  • 00:05 – 00:13 – How we are able to help patients with glaucoma: Glaucoma Australia (Annie Gibbins, Australia)
  • 00:13 – 00:21 – Engaging patients during WGW and other ways to help your patients (Ana Maria Vasquez Garcia, Ecuador)
  • 00:21 – 00:29 – How glaucoma has changed my life (Nobuko Nakamura, Japan)
  • 00:29 – 00:38 – For more mutual understanding between glaucomatous patients and ophthalmologist (Tetsuya Yamamoto, Japan)
  • 00:38 – 00:46 – Invited lecture (Daiko Matsuyama, Japan)
  • 00:46 – 01:00 – Discussion and Q&A (David Friedman, United States)

More useful videos for the general public, patients and their relatives are on the World Glaucoma Week website.

Did you know?

  • Most people with glaucoma are not aware of it: most glaucoma patients have zero symptoms.
  • Catch the disease early and you have a great chance of preserving your vision for the years to come.
  • Getting tested involves no painful or lengthy eye exams.
  • Get tested because you might be avoiding a huge problem.
  • Get tested and get your family and friends tested, you would be taking one of the best decisions of your life.
  • Most people who get a diagnosis of glaucoma will be treated with eye drops taken once or twice a day.
  • People who have undetected glaucoma might be dangerous as drivers.
  • Get tested and get peace of mind of a clean bill of health for your eyes.