Posted 3 days ago
As the annual World Glaucoma Week comes to a close, we encourage you to continue to watch the 6-part Glaucoma Advances Videos presented by Professor Ivan Goldberg to get a holistic understanding of glaucoma blindness. #WGW2018 #GlaucomaWeek youtu.be/PhoESZmTYLoAssociate Professor Ivan Goldberg ... See MoreSee Less
Posted 4 days ago
Watch this great video by August Colenbrander where he addresses glaucoma from the perspective of both the clinician and the patient. #glaucomaweek
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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
Posted 4 days ago
World Glaucoma Association shared World Glaucoma Week's post.
Posted 6 days ago
Get inspired for your own World Glaucoma Week activity by this inspiring campaign from Japan: “Light Up in Green"
bit.ly/2CEO12hGet 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
World Glaucoma Week has begun! The #WGW2018 theme is “Green = Go get your eyes tested for Glaucoma: Save Your Sight!”. Find out how others around the world are contributing to sight preservation with the hashtag #glaucomaweek and see what’s happening in your area with the world map.
www.wgweek.net/activities/around-the-world/ ... See MoreSee Less
World Glaucoma Week begins in 48 hours. Start promoting your activity with the #WGW2018 media kit and don’t forget to use the hashtag #glaucomaweek to spread the word on social media.
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Posted 2 weeks ago
Submit your activity for World Glaucoma Week and join a series of activities aimed at alerting people to have regular eye (and optic nerve) checks. Follow these easy steps to be a part of #glaucomaweek. www.wgweek.net/ ... See MoreSee Less
The Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria, Ogun State Chapter, has planned the following for World Glaucoma Week, 2018 in Conjuction with Nigerian Ophthalmic Nurses Association of Nigeria, Ogun State Chapter: 1. Free Screening of Doctors and Nurses at the EYE CLINIC, Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta on Wednesday 14th March, 2018. 2. Free Screening of staff and patients daily between 12th and 16th March @ STATE HOSPITAL, OTA. Free Screening of Staff of both Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital(OOUTH), Sagamu and Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences(OACHS), Sagamu between 12th and 23rd March, 2018. Also a public Lecture at OOUTH, at 2pm on 14th March. 4. Series of Lecture to Staff of BABCOCK UNIVERSITY, ILISHAN-REMO on Monday 12th and Wednesday 14th, 2018.