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WGA Patient Education Website

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? Courtesy of the World Glaucoma Association (WGA), it is an essential resource of medical information for patients and their loved ones. This website has been developed by the WGA Education Committee with un-biased information about glaucoma, using easy accessible language in a user-friendly platform.

Website visitors could learn about the tests used for glaucoma diagnosis and follow-up, get useful information on how to best perform in such exams and how frequent they should be. There are also some considerations about glaucoma and driving, how to treat it during pregnancy, and whether glaucoma patients can undergo refractive surgery. Finally, some advice on how to live with this disease and how relatives can help the glaucoma patient.

Please inform your network of this wonderful new resource.


Other informative Web sites

Health Quality Ontario
Glaucoma: Evidence to Improve Care (Version française à paraître)

American Foundation for the Blind
VisionAware Patient’s Guide to Living with Glaucoma (Leer este artículo en español)

American Academy of Ophthalmology
David E.I. Pyott Glaucoma Education Center’s ‘View from the Chair’ Part 1 and Part 2

Macular Degeneration Support
Useful information about a global network of support groups hosted by retirement centers, senior organizations, clinics and libraries

Glaucoma Australia Patient Symposium
The latest data on glaucoma treatment presented for patients at the 8th World Glaucoma Congress March 2019 in Melbourne Australia

Putting in Eye Drops – GRFvideo
Dr. A. Sydney Williams demonstrates how to instill medication eye drops for treating glaucoma

Learning About Glaucoma – GRFvideo
Dr. A. Sydney Williams discusses glaucoma and walks us through a typical eye examimation

US National Council for Aging Care, Resource Hub
Glaucoma: A Guide for Seniors

The Ottawa Hospital
Glaucoma Guide (Version françoise disponible)

The Glaucoma Research Foundation
Glaucoma Booklet for Patients

World Glaucoma Week
A major collaboration between the World Glaucoma Association and the World Glaucoma Patient Association

World Glaucoma Association
An independent, impartial, ethical, global organization for glaucoma science and care

The Glaucoma Foundation (TGF)
TGF mission is to develop a cure for glaucoma through innovative research and collaboration, particularly by concentrating on the exfoliation syndrome

The Glaucoma Research Foundation
A US national non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for glaucoma

BrightFocus Foundation – Cure in Mind. Cure in Sight.
Supports research to end Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma