WGC2015

Better glaucoma education? Results of the survey

The Education Committee of the WGA has recently conducted a survey in order to better identify the needs for glaucoma education around the world. We would like to share with you here some of the results, that will help us to plan future education plans. From the 677 responses received, 91% were from ophthalmologists, and 63% of them completed a glaucoma fellowship.

The summary shows some of the results of the survey. If you want to know more (and we are sure you will), please click on this link.

Posted: February 2, 2017


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Posted: December 29, 2016


WGC-2015 Video Selections, by Tina Wong

1. Finding Solutions to glaucoma in the developing world – overcoming barriers to glaucoma care in the developing world
Ramanjit Sihota

Speaker gave a very detailed overview of the challenges faced in the developing world. Three major areas highlighted that deserve immediate attention were the financial constraints of those most needing treatment, poor awareness and screening of at risk population resulting in individuals seeking help only at advanced stages of their disease, and public health delivery to the more rural areas containing the greatest population at risk of glaucoma. The speaker went on to present her thoughts on how some of the above-mentioned barriers could be overcome. Telemedicine was suggested as a possible tool to help improve on the screening process. In all, a very thought provoking and frank presentation reminding us of the sheer magnitude of the global problem of blindness caused by glaucoma.
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Posted: December 21, 2016


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Posted: October 26, 2016


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