World Glaucoma Week 2019


It's World Glaucoma Week 2019!

The IGA has organised an exciting range of activities between 10-16 March 2019, raising awareness of glaucoma.

The hardest eye test you’ll ever take!

You’re going on a shopping trip with your friends to mark your birthday. But everything isn’t quite what it seems….

Encourage your patients, friends, family, colleagues, passers-by, pet dog etc to complete this quiz, made in collaboration with Santen Pharmaceuticals, to understand more about glaucoma. Click here to take the quiz.

For more information, see our press release here

Worried about your vision? The answer’s clear: book an eye test today

Our WGW poster, showing the symptoms of glaucoma and encouraging people to get their eyes tested, is now available

Copies are available to download here or you can order via our shop

 

Awareness events and talks across the UK

AGM and Annual Lectures, 15 March

AGM: 1pm-1.30pm

Annual Lectures: 2pm-5pm, followed by a drinks reception until 6.30pm

Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, London, SE1 9NH (near Waterloo)

Contact Richenda, r.kew@iga.org.uk or 01233 64 81 67

Bookings have now closed but if you have any questions, please contact Richenda

Other events taking place across the UK:

DateEventLocationTimeContactEmailPhone

11/03/2019

Glaucoma Talk 

Waltham Forest Resource Hub
90 Crownfield Rd
London
E15 2BG

2pm-4pm

Subhash Suthar

masuma.ali@londonvision.org

07952 658 614

13/03/2019

Glaucoma Awareness Stand:

Manor Walks Outpatients Clinic
Cramlington
Northumberland
NE23 6QP

9am-1pm

Hannah Morrow

h.morrow@iga.org

07854 821 911

14/03/2019

Glaucoma Awareness Stand

Oak Shopping Mall
1A Hamilton Gate
Greenock
PA15 1JW

10am-2pm

Philippa Mason

p.mason@iga.org.uk

07889 102 189

14/03/2019

Information stand and one to one support for glaucoma patients

Eye Outpatients
Royal Victoria Infirmary
Queen Victoria Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE1 4LP

9am-12pm

Hannah Morrow

h.morrow@iga.org.uk

07854 821 911

14/03/2019

Information and Advice Stand

Orchard Cottage
Beamish Museum
County Durham
DH9 0RG

12pm-3pm

Hannah Morrow

h.morrow@iga.org.uk

07854 821 911

15/03/2019

Glaucoma Awareness Stand

Inverclyde Royal Infirmary
Larkfield Road
Greenock
PA16 0TD

9.30am-12.30pm

Philippa Mason

p.mason@iga.org.uk

07889 102 189

15/03/2019

Patient Support Group

Inverclyde Royal Hospital Education Centre
Larkfield Road
Greenock
PA16 0TD

1.30pm-3.30pm

Philippa Mason

p.mason@iga.org.uk

07889 102 189


If you are running an event for WGW, we would love to hear about it, and can help you promote it. Contact Jo, j.bradley@iga.org.uk


 

About World Glaucoma Week

A major collaboration between the World Glaucoma Association and the World Glaucoma Patient Association, this series of activities globally alerts people to have regular eye (and optic nerve) checks to detect glaucoma earlier, thus contributing to sight preservation.

A wide range of publicity-attracting activities around the world involve ophthalmologists, optometrists and other eye care workers in hospitals, universities, clinics, private practices include many private individuals, especially those with glaucoma or with family members with glaucoma. Glaucoma societies and glaucoma patient associations all participate.

Each year a common theme is adopted that is then adapted to local conditions; this unites efforts. Recently WHW have concentrated on First Degree Relatives (FDRs) as they have a ten-fold increase in life-long glaucoma risk. If FDRs were to act on this information with regular glaucoma optic nerve tests, it would be likely to save a great deal of sight.

Visit www.worldglaucomaweek.org to see the range of activities going on around the world