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The following video recordings are from the first annual Glaucoma Patient Summit, held in San Francisco at the Park Central Hotel on March 16, 2019.
Presented by Glaucoma Research Foundation, the Patient Summit highlights advances in treatment options and practical information to help patients understand and live with glaucoma. Summit speakers included leading glaucoma specialists, patients and caregivers.
Andrea Epstein welcomes attendees to the first annual Glaucoma Patient Summit. As Chair of the steering committee for the event, Andrea helped to organize and launch the first annual Patient Summit, held in San Francisco at the Park Central Hotel on March 16, 2019. Andrea first got involved with the Glaucoma Research Foundation when her husband was diagnosed with glaucoma and she was searching for information about treatments and potential cures.
"Living with Glaucoma - A Patient's Perspective" was the opening talk at the first annual Glaucoma Patient Summit. Amanda Eddy shared her personal story of living with glaucoma, and her hope for the future.
"Glaucoma Overview (What's pressure got to do with it?)" is a talk for glaucoma patients presented by Ruth D. Williams, MD (Wheaton Eye Clinic) at the first annual Glaucoma Patient Summit. Dr. Williams discussed the essential information any patient or caregiver should know when dealing with a diagnosis of glaucoma.
"Current and New Pharmaceutical Treatment Options" is a talk for glaucoma patients presented by L. Jay Katz, MD (Wills Eye Hospital) at the first annual Glaucoma Patient Summit. Dr. Katz discussed the various medication eye drops in use to treat glaucoma, potential side effects, efficacy and dosage, as well as new pharmaceutical options becoming available to patients in the near future.
Note: More recorded video sessions from the first annual Glaucoma Patient Summit in San Francisco will be added to this page in the coming weeks. Please return to this page to watch additional sessions.
Last reviewed on April 10, 2019