Glaucoma activities planned across United States

March 12, 2009

United States-Many World Glaucoma Day activities occurred across the United States.

United States-Many World Glaucoma Day activities occurred across the United States. In Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Eye Center placed informational posters in 10 heavily populated bus shelters and issued a press release. Both activities announced World Glaucoma Day and encouraged people to set up a screening appointment. The posters were posted on March 9 and are expected to remain up for at least a month.

  • In Kansas City, MO, Johann Ohly, MD, of Silverstein Eye Centers, gave interviews to several regional newspapers, including the Kansas City Star, and local television station KSHB.
  • In Philadelphia, Katharine Woodward of the Glaucoma Service Foundation to Prevent Blindness spoke with several local radio stations.
  • In New York City, Nathan Radcliffe, MD, of Weill Cornell Medical College, distributed printed information about glaucoma.
  • Also in New York City, 700 physicians were expected to attend a presentation on glaucoma awareness and prevention. Diplomats at the United Nations were screened through New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and the Glaucoma Foundation, and the Staten Island Ferry Terminal hosted a screening event.
  • In Palo Alto, CA, Theresa Menzies of the Stanford University School of Medicine offered handouts in the school cafeteria.
  • In Racine, WI, The Eye Centers of Racine & Kenosha held a public screening event and provided information at www.amazingeye.com.

Additional screening events were scheduled for many locations, including the WalMart Vision Center in South Bend, IN; Urban Eye MD Associates in Boston; the State Legislative Building in Hartford, CT; and Jones Eye Clinic in Little Rock, AR.

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