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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