World Glaucoma Week 2018: a great success!
World Glaucoma Week 2018 was a great success, all
over the world many activities were organized to raise awareness about Glaucoma.
We want to thank all of you that have been a part in this year’s
World Glaucoma Week and are already looking forward to
next year. In the meantime, read about activities that were organized this year
and get inspired for next year!
World Glaucoma Week 2018 - Stories
The Japanese Glaucoma Society (JGS) is raising the bar each year with
even more public building being illuminated in green. This campaign was
started in 2015 with five landmarks lit up in this first year. Since this
campaign was designated an official public awareness program of JGS in 2016,
the number of participated sites increased to 44 sites in 2017, and to a
stunning 68 sites this year.
Remember that picture with the special WGW2017 BIG campaign shirts from
last year that drew a lot of attention and served as an inspiration around
the world for old school copy and paste actions?
This year, the institute of Emergency Medicine, Ophthalmology department,
Chisinau, Republic of Moldova wore green scarfs during the entire World
Glaucoma Week and green ribbons were handed out to all patients, while also
organizing public educational and screening events.
On Barbados free screenings were offered by many participating ophthalmology
and optometry practices for people who had not been tested for glaucoma
before. The goal: make sure that people get their eyes tested for glaucoma!
Their camera frame was quite an eyecatcher!
This year, Nuttamon Srisamran from Bangkok, Thailand and her team set
up a free screening event with glaucoma education. A badge was created following
the WGW-2018 logo for the participants and related healthcare personnel.
A great awareness activity and maybe we will see more badges next year.
This is just an arbitrary selection from all the create stories and initiatives
that were organized. Want to see more?
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