Resources for patients

Tune in for the Patient Webinar: Lifestyle and Glaucoma. A free webinar for patients and their loved ones 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.

For more information, go to www.glaucomapatients.org

From March 6-12, 2022, check www.worldglaucomaweek.org for a free test or other activity near you!