Ramadan (15 May to 14 June)
The IGA is working together with the Muslim Council of Britain to warn against stopping eye drop medication during Ramadan. Hospitals and specialists have reported that some of the population believe that instilling the drops leads to a breaking of the fast. Posters and information sheets have been produced with advice on taking the drops before dawn (known as Suhoor) and after sunrise (known as Iftar).
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).
Previous campaigns have included:
- Glaucoma prevalence 2018
- IGA Drops And You (#DAY) 2017
- Pressure checked? 2017
- Men at risk of vision loss from glaucoma 2017
- Use your eye drops 2016
- Glaucoma and relatives, 2016
- Driving and glaucoma, 2015
- African Caribbean campaign, 2014
- Talk about eyes 2014