Lifestyle and Glaucoma

A webinar for glaucoma patients and their loved ones

Can lifestyle changes help with your glaucoma? Exercise and a healthy diet are widely thought to benefit the body, including the eyes. To what extent do they actually affect the progression of glaucomatous damage to the optic nerve?

In this free 1-hour webinar for glaucoma patients and their loved ones, we explore the role of lifestyle, behavior, and diet on glaucoma with experts from all over the world.

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Welcome by Fabian Lerner, President World Glaucoma Association (Argentina)

Body posture, intraocular pressure, and glaucoma by Ki Ho Park (South Korea)

Blood pressure, stress, exercise, and glaucoma by Lisandro Sakata (Brazil)

How to use eye drops to improve care by David S. Friedman (USA)

Global panel discussion
Get the latest updates from world-renowned experts on how lifestyle choices can impact your sight
Moderated by Robert N. Weinreb (USA). Panelists: Tanuj Dada (India), Miriam Kolko (Denmark), Pradeep Ramulu (USA)

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Meet the experts

Fabian Lerner

Fabian Lerner (Argentina)

Dr. Fabian Lerner is Professor and Head of Ophthalmology at the University Favaloro School of Medical Sciences in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A former president of the Argentina Glaucoma Association, the Pan American Glaucoma Society and the Argentina Society of Ophthalmology, Dr. Lerner is the current President of the World Glaucoma Association. In addition to a busy tertiary referral practice of difficult glaucoma cases in Buenos Aires, Dr. Lerner has been instrumental in disseminating glaucoma education in Latin America and worldwide.

Ki Ho Park

Ki Ho Park (South Korea)

Professor of ophthalmology at Seoul National University and the President of the Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society (APGS) and Korean Ophthalmological Society (KOS). A clinician scientist and prolific author, he is the President-Elect of the Glaucoma Research Society (GRS). He also has served on the Board of Governors of the World Glaucoma Association.

Lisandro Sakata

Lisandro Sakata (Brazil)

Professor in Ophthalmology and Head of the Glaucoma Service at Universidade Federal do Parana, Co-chair of WGA Patient Committee and WGA Communication and Technology Committee and Scientific Board of Brazilian Council Ophthalmology and Latin America Glaucoma Society.

David S. Friedman

David S. Friedman (USA)

Dr. Friedman is the Alfred and Diane Kaneb Professor of Ophthalmology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is renowned for his contributions to the study of the mechanisms, epidemiology and prevention of angle-closure glaucoma.

Robert N. Weinreb

Robert N. Weinreb (USA)

Professor Robert Weinreb is a founder and past president of the World Glaucoma Association. A skilled clinician, highly impactful scientist and expert surgeon, Professor Weinreb is the Chairman and Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology Director of the Shiley Eye Institute and Director of the Hamilton Glaucoma Center – all at the University of California San Diego, USA. Professor Weinreb´s publications have impacted every area of glaucoma worldwide.

Tanuj Dada

Tanuj Dada (India)

Dr Tanuj Dada is Professor of Ophthalmology and Head of Glaucoma Services at RP Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society and is the Secretary of the International Society of Glaucoma Surgery. He has served as the Senior Chair of the Associate Advisory Board of the World Glaucoma Association and on the Glaucoma Task Force of the International Council of Ophthalmology. He is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Glaucoma and Chief Editor of the Journal of Current Glaucoma Practice.

Miriam Kolko

Miriam Kolko (Denmark)

Miriam Kolko is chief physician and glaucoma specialist at the Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet-Glostrup. Moreover, she is Professor in Translational Eye Research at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology at the University of Copenhagen. Prof. Kolko is president of the Danish Glaucoma Society and board member of Fight for Sight, Denmark.

Pradeep Ramulu

Pradeep Ramulu (USA)

Dr. Pradeep Ramulu is the Sheila K. West Professor of Ophthalmology at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute, where he directs the Glaucoma division. Using many tools including patient reported outcomes, observation of task performance, and real-world behavioral monitoring, Dr. Ramulu has helped define when, how, and why visual impairment results in disability. In addition to his research, Dr. Ramulu is an active teacher, and clinician. He currently serves as chair of the American Glaucoma Society Program Committee and the Glaucoma Research Society Program Committee and heads the World Glaucoma Association Education Committee.

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