Navigation Links
VIDEO from Medialink and Pfizer Ophthalmics: On World Glaucoma Day, Keep an Eye on the Future
Date:3/12/2009

NEW YORK, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- On the second annual World Glaucoma Day (March 12), leading global glaucoma experts are working together to help educate patients diagnosed with glaucoma and those who may be at risk for the condition. Glaucoma is a worldwide epidemiological challenge affecting approximately four percent of the global population, with an estimated 50 percent of glaucoma cases remaining undiagnosed. Research shows that by 2010, an estimated 60.5 million people globally will be living with either angle closure glaucoma (ACG) or primary open angle glaucoma (POAG).

See video from Pfizer Ophthalmics at: http://inr.mediaseed.tv/Glaucoma_36312/

During World Glaucoma Day, experts across the globe are encouraging patients, those individuals potentially at risk for glaucoma, and eye health professionals to utilize resources from sources like the All Eyes on Glaucoma(TM) campaign to recognize and understand the devastating consequences of glaucoma - the world's second leading cause of blindness. The All Eyes on Glaucoma program seeks to help raise awareness globally on World Glaucoma Day and throughout the year. World Glaucoma Day is a joint initiative by the World Glaucoma Association (WGA) and World Glaucoma Patient Association (WGPA).

"World Glaucoma Day offers an opportunity to educate patients with glaucoma and those at risk for the disease by raising awareness and providing helpful tips about the importance of early diagnosis and appropriate treatment," said Dr. Remo Susanna, President of the WGA, President of the Latin America Glaucoma Society and President of the Pan American Glaucoma Society.

The All Eyes on Glaucoma campaign also seeks to increase public awareness of risk factors for glaucoma; reinforce the critical importance of having regular, complete eye examinations including assessment of the optic nerve; and emphasize the importance of appropriate treatment at all stages of the disease. One key component of the campaign is the interactive Web site, www.AllEyesOnGlaucoma.com, which offers tools such as an "Am I at Risk" quiz and a "Conversation Starter" on important questions to ask an eye health professional. In recognition of World Glaucoma Day, leading glaucoma experts will share the "Five Tips" via an interactive video series on www.AllEyesOnGlaucoma.com.

Registered journalists can access video, audio, text, graphics and photos for free and unrestricted use at http://www.mediaseed.tv.

03NY09-0029


'/>"/>
SOURCE Medialink; Pfizer Ophthalmics
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Video: New Report Card: Nations Mental Health Care System
2. Video: Injectable-Grade Filler, Now Without the Injections
3. VIDEO from Medialink and the Society of Interventional Radiology: Prostate and Kidney Cancer - New Life-Changing Developments
4. Carnegie Mellon engineers create mobile video service
5. Video: Avon Commits Over $1.75 Million for New Partnerships to End Violence Against Women
6. Humana Releases Stay Smart, Stay Healthy Videos in Spanish
7. Independence Blue Cross Enhances Blue Cross Broad Street Run Website, Adds Incentives, Training Videos, and Tips
8. Video: Novalar Announces the Launch of OraVerse(TM) the First Dental Anesthesia Reversal Agent
9. Video: CVS/pharmacy and National Council on Aging Kick Off Medication Management Program for Seniors
10. AGA Medical Corporation Launches Second Web-Based Stroke Education and Awareness Video Featuring Professional Football Player Tedy Bruschi
11. Video: Facing the Facts - What You Need to Know About Facial Plastic Surgery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, ... ... For Immediate Release                Contact: Julian Teixeira, August 18, 2017                    202-478-8564 ... and Relationship Advice from their Fathers , Contrary to ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... ... campaign, advocating for active, healthy lifestyles and highlighting the importance of proactive eye ... hearing impairments and shares the latest innovations in hearing aid technology. , ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 18, 2017 , ... ... “Vision & Hearing” campaign, advocating for active, healthy lifestyles and highlighting the importance ... for individuals with hearing impairments and shares the latest innovations in hearing aid ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... The Dawn Johnson Insurance Group, ... new charity drive to generate community support for efforts to educate the local population ... treatments for all types of cancer. , Each day in America, roughly 4,600 ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Radabaugh & Associates, a family managed agency ... West Virginia, is embarking on a cooperative charity effort with the Chestnut Mountain ... Chestnut Mountain Ranch (CMR) is a Christ-centered boarding school for young men offering ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/15/2017)... , Aug. 15, 2017 AccuGenomics, Inc., a ... , today announced that the company has provided an ... of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and to Qura ... to characterize and quantify HIV reservoir and viral expression ... intervention. The HIV Cure Center is a joint initiative ...
(Date:8/8/2017)...  BioLineRx Ltd. (NASDAQ/TASE: BLRX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company ... results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017. ... 2017 and to date: ... the Company,s lead project, BL-8040: Announced ... as novel stem cell mobilization treatment for autologous bone-marrow ...
(Date:8/7/2017)... Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO), the nation,s largest independent specialty pharmacy, ...  All comparisons, unless otherwise noted, are to the quarter ended ... Second Quarter 2017 Highlights include: Revenue ... 3.5% Total prescriptions dispensed of 220,000, compared ... 7.6% Gross profit per prescription dispensed ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: