Is the light shining brighter for glaucoma patients?

Glaucoma specialist, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário São João and Professor of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto
Organisation: Centro Hospitalar e Universitário São João

For World Glaucoma Week, Dr João Barbosa Breda on hope for the future of glaucoma patients… Dr Breda is part of Allergan Foundation’s International Glaucoma Panel. There are many things in the near future that might improve the quality of life of glaucoma patients. First of all, there have been very good results with new artificial…

Rethinking glaucoma care

Head
Organisation: Glaucoma Center- Morocco
For World Glaucoma Week, Dr. Sidi Mohamed Ezzouhairi on why we need to rethink glaucoma care... Glaucoma remains one of the leading causes of irreversible blindness worldwide. It is projected that the prevalence of glaucoma increases to 112 million people by 2040, disproportionately affecting people in Asia and Africa (1). Blindness and visual impairment from glaucoma…

The Association of Caribbean Glaucoma Surgeons (ACGS): focusing the spotlight on glaucoma in the Caribbean

Lecturer in Ophthalmology, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago
Organisation: The University of the West Indies
For World Glaucoma Week, Desiree Murray on formation of the Association of Caribbean Glaucoma Surgeons ... For World Glaucoma Week 2018, my blog highlighted the challenges in preventing blindness and visual impairment from glaucoma in Trinidad and Tobago [1]. These include a lack of awareness in the community and health provider inattention, which result in suboptimal…

Education – as a blindness prevention tool for glaucoma

For World Glaucoma Week, Ana María Vasquez on how education can be deployed as a tool for glaucoma prevention… The World Health Organization reports 2.2 billion people in the world have some degree of visual impairment and blindness, of which more than 1 billion is due to preventable or treatable causes.  Around 90% of this is…

Why is treating glaucoma with eye drops so difficult?

Ophthalmologist
Organisation: ICEH and Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi Nigeria
For World Glaucoma Week, Mohammed Abdull on why is treating glaucoma with eye drops so difficult... Glaucoma as a disease is usually only discovered following an eye check-up before onset of symptoms in most patients. Meaning there are many patients out there with the disease but not aware of it. Thus, it is important that…

Research offers new hope in glaucoma battle

Managing Director, CERA
Organisation: Centre for Eye Research Australia
For World Glaucoma Week, CERA's Keith Martin on how research offers new hope in glaucoma battle... As 2020 unfolds, I’m excited to be at the start of a decade where advances in glaucoma research are showing real promise of innovative new treatments to combat the disease and restore sight. Glaucoma is one of the world’s…