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This year marks a decade of raising awareness on glaucoma through the World Glaucoma Week campaign. What are the key lessons of the last ten years?

"Public awareness programs need to be on message and patiently repeated over and over again. It’s like water dripping onto a rock; it takes many drops to see an indent."

Ivan Goldberg
World Glaucoma Week Committee
"In the last ten years we have also seen many changes in the association, relating to the campaigns and education opportunities both for eye-care providers and patients. The World Glaucoma Association developed a workplace for patients and the general population, and the education Committee of WGA has developed a series of courses for ophthalmologists and other eye-care providers that are free of charge and provided in many languages. Of course, the rise of social media has been a powerful tool to get people around the world involved, and has played a key part in our mission towards raising awareness. Whether successful or unsuccessful, stories promoted through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram can have a big impact on general awareness about glaucoma prevention and treatment."

Fabian Lerner
President World Glaucoma Association
Each year, the World Glaucoma Week adopts a common theme, which is adapted to local conditions, and yet unifies our efforts. To be effective, community awareness projects need to be relevant for the general population. That means they need to be based locally and thus, rely on individuals in each location to be actively involved, adopting the unifying global message into local culture.
Find out more about World Glaucoma Week
Get the facts about glaucoma and download the complete infographic
Semana Mundial de Glaucoma 2020: Inscripción al seminario web 'Glaucoma: algoritmo actual de tratamiento'
Concientizar sobre la importancia de realizar un tratamiento oportuno y correcto del glaucoma que evite la progresión del daño. Una selección inapropiada del primer procedimiento puede impactar en el resultado de las intervenciones futuras.
Miércoles 11 de Marzo, 2020, 20h00 (Quito-Ecuador) 
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