World Glaucoma Week 2019

Green = go

Why the color green for this campaign? It is thought that the word glaucoma originates from the ancient Greek word ‘glaukos’ meaning clouded or blue-green haze. In modern day Germany, glaucoma is referred to as ‘Grüne Star’ and in Japan it literally means ‘green-colored intraocular morbidity’. Green is also associated with progress - think about giving a project the ‘green light’ and crossing the street with a green traffic light. We want to achieve the same with eye exams: GO!
Submit Your Activity

Be a part of it – this is how

  1. Visit 
  2. Click World Map to find out what others are doing worldwide
  3. Register and submit your activity
  4. Download the artwork to promote your activity
  5. Use #glaucomaweek on your social media channels to spread the word

Webinar: How to improve the early diagnosis of glaucoma? 

Tuesday March 12, get ready to join the webinar How to improve the early diagnosis of glaucoma? organized by the PAAO, ICO and WGA. For more information and registration, please visit

Looking for a trusted website with insights on glaucoma such as who is at risk, what are the symptoms and how glaucoma can be treated? Check out a great resource to use for an activity during World Glaucoma Week!
Visit the Patient Education Website

Education for Glaucoma Prevention: Dream Bigger!

Get inspired by some great WGW-2019 artwork from Thailand. You can see two kids wearing Thai costumes, while paying respect and welcoming visitors by the gesture "wai": a slight bow with the palms pressed together.  Perfect in drawing attention to the various educational activities that are being organized.

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