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Glaucoma Patient Summit 2020 (Videos)

The Glaucoma Patient Summit highlights advances in treatment options and practical information to help patients understand and live with glaucoma.

The second annual Glaucoma Patient Summit was presented as an online virtual event on November 7, 2020. Summit speakers included leading glaucoma specialists and patients. The following video recordings from the 2020 virtual Glaucoma Patient Summit are presented by Glaucoma Research Foundation.

You are Diagnosed with Glaucoma, Now What? — A Patient's Perspective

Welcome and Opening Remarks: Host Ruth Williams, MD and Summit Chair Andrea Epstein welcome attendees to the second annual Glaucoma Patient Summit. As Chair of the steering committee for the event, Andrea Epstein was instrumental in the development of the inaugural Glaucoma Research Foundation Patient Summit in 2019, held in San Francisco at the Park Central Hotel.

You are Diagnosed with Glaucoma, Now What? — A Patient's Perspective: Glaucoma patient Richie Kahn, MPH discusses his personal experience with glaucoma diagnosis and provides tips and advice for other newly diagnosed glaucoma patients.


Understanding Glaucoma, with Shan Lin, MD

"Understanding Glaucoma" is a talk for glaucoma patients presented by Shan Lin, MD (Glaucoma Center of San Francisco). Dr. Lin presents the essential information any patient or caregiver should know to understand the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma.


Current and New Treatment Options, with Inder Paul Singh, MD

"Current and New Treatment Options" is a talk for glaucoma patients presented by Inder Paul Singh, MD (The Eye Centers of Racine & Kenosha). Dr. Singh discusses various pressure-lowering medical and surgical treatments available to treat glaucoma.


Living with Glaucoma — What Every Glaucoma Patient Should Know, with Constance Okeke, MD, MSCE

"Living with Glaucoma - What Every Glaucoma Patient Should Know" is a talk for glaucoma patients presented by Constance Okeke, MD, MSCE (Virginia Eye Consultants) at the second annual Glaucoma Patient Summit. Dr. Okeke discusses effective strategies to work with your doctor, good questions to ask your doctor, action steps for those with vision loss, beneficial lifestyle changes, and the need for emotional and psychological support.


Promising Research on the Horizon — The Path to a Cure, with Jeffrey L. Goldberg, MD, PhD

"Promising Research on the Horizon - The Path to a Cure" is a stimulating and informative talk about current research to find a cure for glaucoma. Speaker: Jeffrey L. Goldberg, MD, PhD (Byers Eye Institute, Stanford University).


How to Be Your Own Advocate — Panel Discussion

"How to Be Your Own Advocate" is a session with information and tips for glaucoma patients to manage eye health and learn how to be your own glaucoma care advocate. Moderated by Ruth Williams, MD (Wheaton Eye Clinic), panelists include glaucoma experts Andrew Iwach, MD (Glaucoma Center of San Francisco) and Michael L. Halkias, OD (Naper Grove Vision Care), with glaucoma patient Linda Richardson.


Questions and Answers — Panel Discussion

In this panel discussion moderated by Thomas M. Brunner (Glaucoma Research Foundation), glaucoma specialists Ruth D. Williams, MD (Wheaton Eye), Inder Paul Singh, MD (The Eye Centers of Racine & Kenosha), and Constance Okeke, MD, MSCE (Virginia Eye Consultants) answer audience questions about glaucoma diagnosis and treatment.

Last reviewed on December 08, 2020

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