Resources for patients

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.

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