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Photos from the First Annual Glaucoma Patient Summit

Photos from the first annual Glaucoma Research Foundation Patient Summit on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Park Central Hotel in San Francisco.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this special event!

Glaucoma Patient Summit steering committee members who planned the event included (L-R): Shan Lin, MD, Amanda Eddy, Rebecca Vilendrer, and Andrea Epstein.

Close to 200 attendees learned the facts about glaucoma at the inaugural patient summit.

Ruth D. Williams, MD (Wheaton Eye Clinic) presented her talk "Glaucoma Overview (What's pressure got to do with it?)"

Attendees at the first annual Glaucoma Patient Summit

Exhibitors at the event included Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Attendees networking in the exhibit hall

L. Jay Katz, MD (Wills Eye Hospital) discussed Current and New Pharmaceutical Treatment Options.

Morning session speakers (L-R): Ruth Williams, MD, Amanda Eddy, Arsham Sheybani, MD, and L. Jay Katz, MD answered audience questions.

Glaucoma patient Lawrence Ngu (center) meets GRF Board member Adrienne Graves, PhD (left) and Summit speaker Gena Harper (right) during the lunch break.

The half-day program allowed several opportunities for networking with other glaucoma patients.

Shan Lin, MD talked about alternative therapies for glaucoma.

Glaucoma patient Gena Harper discussed the emotional impact of glaucoma, technology, and how it can affect your career.

Attendees at the first Glaucoma Research Foundation patient summit held in San Francisco

Lawrence Ngu attended the patient summit with his wife Elizabeth and their daughter.

Yvonne Ou, MD (UCSF) talked about Promising Research on the Horizon and The Path to a Cure for glaucoma.

Panelists for "Creating Your Own 'A' Team for Care" included (L-R): Andrew Iwach, MD, A. Sydney Williams, MD, Rebecca Vilendrer, Amanda Eddy, and Stephanie Handler.

Summit exhibitor Tiffany Chan, OD (Calif. Pacific Medical Ctr.) discussed vision rehabilitation and shared tips for living with low vision.

Amanda Eddy (right) was joined by her father Emile Sahliyeh (center) and friend Barbara Lindley (left).

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Last reviewed on April 12, 2019

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