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March 11, 2021 - As part of their new Research Saving Sight, Restoring Vision Initiative, the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) has announced their World Glaucoma Week 2021 Congressional Briefing entitled Glaucoma: Clinical Practice and Research to Optimize Patient Outcomes to be held virtually on March 11.
Featured speakers include clinician scientist-educators Mona Kaleem, MD and Elyse Joelle McGlumphy, MD — both from the Wilmer Eye Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine — who will speak about glaucoma and their respective clinical experiences in treating patients, as well as their research efforts to better understand and optimize the patient experience.
Glaucoma Research Foundation’s patient representative Amanda Eddy, who was born with glaucoma, will speak about quality-of-life challenges presented by the disease.
Click here to watch on March 11, 2021 at noon Eastern Time.
Mona Kaleem, MD is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute who sees patients in Bethesda, Maryland. An American Glaucoma Society member, she specializes in glaucoma and anterior segment surgery. In addition to running a busy clinical and surgical service, she is also a dedicated researcher, educator and volunteer. She was a Baltimore Magazine “Top Doctor” in 2018/2019.
Elyse Joelle McGlumphy, MD is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute who sees patients at Baltimore, Frederick, and Lutherville clinics. An American Glaucoma Society member, she is a clinician, researcher, and educator specializing in diagnosis/treatment of open angle and narrow angle glaucoma, glaucoma associated with other eye disorders/previous trauma, and cataracts.
Amanda Eddy, a small business owner, currently serves as the President of the Austin, Texas Chapter of the Women’s Jewelry Association.
The first World Glaucoma Day was held on March 6, 2008, and the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 981, which recognized the event and supported the NEI’s efforts to research the causes of and treatments for glaucoma. That day has expanded into a full week of educational events held worldwide.
Last reviewed on March 10, 2021