The International Glaucoma Association (IGA) and Santen UK Ltd. launch an educational series of films to help people understand glaucoma.

13 September 2019
Source: The International Glaucoma Association

The films feature leading experts in the field of ophthalmology who provide clear information IGA Logoabout glaucoma sight loss, how it is detected, monitored and managed.

Commenting on the series, the IGA says:

“This is a comprehensive set of films which we hope will walk people through what glaucoma is, what to expect from the tests, what help is available and how to overcome some of the issues that people have with taking daily eye drops. They are useful for people who may have just been referred to the hospital for a diagnosis, for the newly diagnosed patient and also for people who have struggled with eye drops. We are grateful for the help and funding that Santen UK Ltd. has provided in producing a set of straightforward films which demystifies glaucoma”.
The series covers:

What is glaucoma: Professor Philip Bloom, Consultant Ophthalmologist, The Western Eye Hospital and Hillingdon Hospital
• Main types of glaucoma, symptoms, prevalence, who is at risk, tests to detect glaucoma
What is glaucoma: Professor Philip Bloom

Testing the field of vision: Professor David Crabb, Professor of Statistics and Vision Research, City University London
• Effects of glaucoma on field of vision, what happens during a visual field test
Testing the field of vision: Professor David Crabb

Eye pressure and glaucoma: Miss Anne Fiona Spencer, Consultant Ophthalmic, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
• The importance of measuring eye pressure, the technology used, patient support
Eye pressure and glaucoma: Miss Anne Fiona Spencer

The optic nerve and glaucoma: Doctor Andrew Tatham, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh
• About the optic nerve, the nerve damage caused by glaucoma, how the optic nerve is examined
The optic nerve and glaucoma: Doctor Andrew Tatham

About eye drops: Subhash Suthar, Development manager at IGA
• Challenging aspects for people taking eye drops and tips that can help
Administering eye drops: Subhash Suthar

Full information on the IGA webite

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