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Glaucoma Patient Summit

May 2, 2020 - Oak Brook, Illinois

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Anyone over age 60 is at a higher risk for glaucoma.

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The second annual Glaucoma Patient Summit will take place in Oak Brook, IL (near Chicago) on May 2, 2020.


The Hyatt Lodge
2815 Jorie Boulevard
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Registration is not open at this time. Please return to this page later for more detailed information.

The First Annual Glaucoma Research Foundation Patient Summit took place in San Francisco in March 2019. The summit highlighted advances in treatment options and practical information to help patients understand and live with glaucoma. Summit speakers included leading glaucoma specialists, patients and caregivers.

Watch video recordings from the Glaucoma Patient Summit »

Featured Video: Glaucoma Overview


Topics at the first annual Glaucoma Patient Summit included:

  • Living with Glaucoma — A Patient’s Perspective
  • Glaucoma Overview: What's pressure got to do with it?
  • Current and New Pharmaceutical Treatment Options
  • Current and New Surgical Options
  • Questions and Answers: tips for glaucoma patients
  • Creating Your Own “A” Team for Care
    • Finding a glaucoma specialist and working with your eye doctor
    • Getting a second opinion
    • Sharing your diagnosis and treatment with your healthcare team
  • Ask the Experts: Managing Glaucoma and Your Health
    • Alternative therapies
    • Diet and exercise
    • Practical advice and tips from doctors and patients
    • Emotional impact, technology trends, and your career
  • Promising Research on the Horizon — The Path to a Cure

Sponsors and Exhibitors

For Patient Summit sponsorship opportunities or other information please contact:
Morgan Velarde at 415-986-3162 ext 226
Email: morgan@glaucoma.org


If you are interested in volunteering at the Glaucoma Patient Summit in Oak Brook, IL, please e-mail Christopher Wiseman, christopher@glaucoma.org for more information.