Acknowledgements

The World Glaucoma Association – Patient Education Website was developed by its Education Committee, and we are very pleased and grateful to acknowledge everyone who actively participate in the development of this website, particularly:

Animations and Figures

Ignacio Bello, IT (Argentina):

  • Video Animation 1: From Basic – How does glaucoma damage occur
  • Video Animation 1: From Basic – Angle closure glaucoma
  • Video Animation 1: From Treatment – What is the correct way of instilling the eyedrops
  • Figure 1: from Basic – Glaucomatous optic disc
  • Figures 2, 3, 4: from Basic – Drainage system of the eye
  • Figures 1, 3: from Basic – Open Angle Glaucoma

Homero Gusmao de Almeida, MD (Brazil):

  • Figure 2: From Basic – Basic anatomy (adapted)
  • Figure 1: From Basic – Drainage system of the eye (adapted)
  • Figure 2, 3, 4: From Basic – Congenital glaucoma
  • Figure 1: From Basic – Open angle glaucoma
  • Figure 1: From Basic – Angle closure glaucoma (adapted)
  • Figure 2: From Basic – Acute angle closure
  • Figure 1, 2, 3: From Basic – Occludable angle
  • Figure 1, 2, 3: From Basic – Secondary glaucoma – can diabetes causes glaucoma
  • Figure 1, 2, 3: From Basic – Secondary glaucoma – can glaucoma occur after injury (trauma) to the eye
  • Figure 1, 2: From Treatment – Laser peripheral iridotomy
  • Figure 1: From Treatment – Laser trabeculoplasty (adapted)
  • Figure 1: From Treatment – Laser cyclophotocoagulation (adapted)
  • Figure 1, 2: From Treatment – Trabeculectomy surgery (adapted)
  • Figure 1, 2: From Treatment – Drainage implant surgery (adapted)
  • Figure 1, 2, 3: From Treatment – Is glaucoma associated with cataract (adapted)

Rodolpho Matsumoto Takaishi, MD (Brazil):

  • Figure 1: From Basic – Congenital glaucoma
  • Figure 1: From Examination – How tonometry is done
  • Figure 1: From Examination – How gonioscopy is done
  • Figure 1: From Treatment – Is glaucoma associated with cataract

Marcelo Hatanaka, MD (Brazil):

  • Video Animation 1: From Basic – Glaucomatous optic disc
  • Figure 1, 2: From Basic – Glaucomatous optic disc
  • Figure 1: From Examination – How tonometry is done?
  • Figure 1: From Examination – How gonioscopy is done?

Fabian Lerner, MD (Argentina):

  • Figure 3: From Basic – Glaucomatous optic disc
  • Figure 2: From Basic – Congenital glaucoma
  • Figure 1, 2: From Basic – Acute angle closure
  • Figure 2: From Examination – How is the visual field examined
  • Figure 1: From Treatment – What is the correct way of instilling the eyedrops?
  • Figure 2: From Treatment – Laser peripheral iridotomy

Lisandro M. Sakata, MD (Brazil):

  • Figure 2: From Basic – Open angle glaucoma
  • Figure 2, 3: From Examination – How is tonometry done?
  • Figure 2: From Examination – How is gonioscopy done?
  • Figure 1, 2: From Examination – How is the optic nerve examined?
  • Figure 1: From Examination – How is the visual field examined?

Voice Narratives

Pradeep Ramulu, MD (USA):

  • Voice Narrative: From Basic – How does glaucoma damage occur
  • Voice Narrative: From Basic – Angle closure glaucoma
  • Voice Narrative: From Treatment – What is the correct way of instilling the eyedrops

Website Design, Content Management and IT support

Willem Driebergen (3bergen)
Simon Bakker (Kugler Publications)

Organization

Mariska van der Veen (WGA – Executive General Manager)
Irene Koomans (WGA Committee Liaison)

Educational Content Reviewers

Eythan Blumenthal, MD (Israel)
Tanuj Dada, MD (India)
Gustavo de Moraes, MD (USA)
Pradeep Ramulu, MD (USA)

Educational Content Editors

Tanuj Dada, MD (India)
Marcelo Hatanaka, MD (Brazil)
Fabian Lerner, MD (Argentina)
Pradeep Ramulu, MD (USA)
Lisandro Sakata, MD (Brazil)

Original text developed by Tanuj Dada, MD (India)

World Glaucoma Association

Important message for glaucoma patients

It is important for you to get yourself regularly screened for glaucoma. If you have been diagnosed to have glaucoma, effective treatment options are now available and regular treatment and follow up can help you to preserve your vision for your lifetime, avoiding unnecessary fear of going blind.

You can live happily with glaucoma and enjoy an excellent quality of life, particularly if the disease is detected early and treated in time. Always remember that once you have glaucoma, you will have to be under the care of an eye doctor for the rest of your life.

There is a lot of research going on and new treatments may become available for glaucoma in the near future.

World Glaucoma Association