Campaigns

World Glaucoma Week (8-14 March 2020)

This World Glaucoma Week, the International Glaucoma Association is asking: “Are you eligible?” Millions of people in the UK are entitled to a free NHS sight test, and you might be eligible without knowing it. For more information please click here

Ramadan (23 April - 23 May 2020)

During Ramadan, Muslims fast during daylight hours, abstaining from food or drink. Muslims with glaucoma can be concerned that using eye drops breaks the fast, especially when the excess drop drains down the back of the throat and can be tasted. Therefore some stop taking their drops, putting their vision at risk. The IGA works together with the Muslim Council of Britain and Muslim medical organisations to provide support and advice to patients and encourage them to keep taking their drops throughout the month. Information is provided to mosques and eye care services. For Ramadan 2020, we are excited to have produced a film on this topic to share with partner organisations and via social media. Watch this space for more information….

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Glaucoma and dry eye syndrome 2018

Dry eye affects 50 to 60 per cent of people with glaucoma. If you suffer  from dry eye syndrome, you will know how debilitating dry eye can be and the impact that it can have on quality of life. It affects one in three people over the age of 65. Surprisingly many people do not know that they have the condition. We want to correct that with our campaign to run through The IGA National Glaucoma Awareness Week 2018 (4-10 June 2018).

Please visit our Glaucoma and dry eye syndrome page for more information or contact marketing@iga.org.uk.

Free Dry Eye Syndrome leaflet

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