Glaucoma screening drive targets 100 men

July 1, 2005

New Orleans—More than 250 African-American men over age 50 took part in a glaucoma screening at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church here earlier this year.

New Orleans-More than 250 African-American men over age 50 took part in a glaucoma screening at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church here earlier this year.

The event was part of Allergan Inc.'s "Partnership for Sight," which is conducting glaucoma screenings once a month in churches throughout New Orleans. Tulane University School of Medicine was a co-sponsor of the event, which "piggybacked" on a prostate cancer screening organized by Louisiana State University, said Roger Martin, director of the "Partnership for Sight" program.