Glaucoma Awareness Month Resources
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month
Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness around the world. More than 3 million people in the United States alone have glaucoma. The National Eye Institute projects this number will reach 4.2 million by 2030, a 58 percent increase. It is projected to account for 9% to 12% of all cases of blindness. (source)
While there is no cure for glaucoma, early treatment through regular comprehensive eye exams is the best way to prevent vision loss. Topcon Healthcare is committed to supporting ECP education on the topic of glaucoma to help improve patient outcomes and reduce the burden of this serious disease.
Glaucoma education resources
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Here is a sample of some of the glaucoma-related courses available in THU.
Introduction to Glaucoma by Topcon Healthcare University
This presentation includes an overview of intraocular pressure, what happens in glaucoma, primary open-angle glaucoma, primary closed-angle glaucoma, and secondary open-angle glaucoma.
Maximizing OCT Interpretation in Glaucoma = Maximizing Care
James L. Fanelli, OD, shares how optical coherence tomography can play a critical role in maximizing care for your patients. This presentation covers diagnostic technology, glaucomatous damage, disc topography, macular evaluation, the Hood Report, and structural changes.
Glaucoma Diagnosis and Management – Clinical Case Studies
Don Hood, Ph.D., creator of Topcon Healthcare’s Hood Report and Hood Dashboard, discusses glaucoma with leading experts. This round table explores glaucoma diagnosis and management through clinical case presentations focusing on the relationship between structure and function when evaluating patients as they present in your clinic.
Patient education also plays a role in improving outcomes. When patients understand the importance of regular comprehensive eye exams, you have a greater opportunity to identify early signs of disease. Check out these patient education materials from the National Eye Institute.