Eye health and vision care- strong examples of effective Australian aid

(light upbeat music) I’m Amanda Vanstone Chair of Vision 2020 Australia. When you’re born in a developing country it often means you don’t have access to the essential services that we take for granted here in Australia. Depending on where you are, that may or may not be a school a hospital a doctor or […]

Dr. Kyari – Part II – Light for the World and Glaucoma

(Interviewer) How do you think this programme that Light for the World is implementing will contribute to overcoming this problem of glaucoma in sub-Saharan Africa? (Dr. Kyari) I think it is fantastic because NGOs have not really been looking into glaucoma as a disease itself maybe even in the eye health programmes they focus on […]

Frequently Asked Questions About Glaucoma | McFarland Clinic

A frequent question is, “Am I going to lost my vision? Am I going to go blind?” Luckily in this day and age, this is a very rare condition. We typically don’t lose vision and go blind from glaucoma–as long as we diagnose it early enough, as long as we treat it properly, and as […]

Dr. Kyari – Why is Glaucoma such a neglected disease?

(Interviewer) Dr. Fatima thank you so much for having this interview with us. So why is glaucoma such a neglected disease in sub-saharan Africa? (Dr. Fatima Kyari) Um well you see, glaucoma is actually the leading cause of irreversible blindness and it pops up in a lot of survey data and it actually shows that […]

Who is at Risk for Glaucoma? | McFarland Clinic

The Chronic Open Angle Glaucoma is typically a condition that shows up in the 40s and above. People at high risk are mainly people with family history, so if you have a family history– mother, brother, father–then you are at a high risk. You need more frequent visits and more frequent screenings. People with diabetes […]

Glaucoma Awareness with Optometrist David Momnie | Connecting Point | Mar. 5, 2019

>>>ACCORDING TO THE GLAUCOMA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, GLAUCOMA IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF IRREVERSIBLE BLINDNESS, AND MORE THAN 3 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES HAVE THE DISEASE. CAROLEE McGRATH SAT DOWN WITH OPTOMETRIST DR. DAVID MOMNIE OF CHICKOPEE EYE CARE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DISEASE, THOSE MOST AT RISK, AND HOW AN ANNUAL EYE […]

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Treatments for Glaucoma | McFarland Clinic

We are having more and more options for the treatment of glaucoma. We typically start with eyedrops, and here we have several options and several families of eyedrops that we can use basically to lower the eye pressure. If eyedrops don’t work, we can do a laser. If laser and eyedrops don’t work, we have […]