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World Glaucoma Week
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12-18 March 2017 is World Glaucoma Week (WGW); a global initiative to raise awareness of glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness.
 
About 50% of all glaucoma cases are undiagnosed in developed countries; this figure is as high as 90% in the developing parts of the world. It is estimated that the number of people with glaucoma will increase to 79.6 million by 2020

We bring a series of blogposts this week focusing on glaucoma: the challenges and the possible solutions; the need for training and a couple of strategies to address the shortage of trained personnel--Read more... See them all below
 #WGW2017 #GlaucomaWeek
Testing visual acuity

Challenges for glaucoma in sub Saharan Africa

Mohammed Abdull writes about the specific challenges he faces in treating glaucoma that his western colleagues may not.
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Examination under GA pediatric GLaucoma

Glaucoma training at Aravind

Krishnadas, senior consultant glaucoma services, at Aravind Eye Care emphasies on the need for glaucoma training.
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Post-graduate ophthalmology student examines a glaucoma patient at KCMC hospital, under supervision of Dr Heiko Philippin.

Trialling Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty 

Laura Gore, Programme Manager, CBM UK writes about their efforts to trial Lasers in Tanzania to improve glaucoma treatment.
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James Muecke teaching fellows

The future of glaucoma in Asia

James Muecke recounts his experiences in Myanmar and makes a case for providing the tools and training to detect & treat glaucoma.
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