Education seminars

Education seminars are delivered via Zoom to equip you & your family with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to participate in your glaucoma management plan. Our guest speakers will include a range of health care professionals, people living with glaucoma & researchers.

It is a unique forum for learning about glaucoma, the latest treatment options, and practical tips for managing your glaucoma. You will have the opportunity to ask questions via the chat room during the seminar presentation.

Register your interest in the session by completing the form to receive the specific link for that education seminar. Or, call Karon 0800 452 826 or info@glaucoma.org.nz

What can I do to help my glaucoma?

Dr Jim Stewart

7.00 – 8.00 pm    Thursday 26 May

Dr Jim Stewart is a consultant ophthalmologist for the Auckland District Health Board. He has completed glaucoma fellowship training. Dr Stewarts’s interests include glaucoma surgery, and glaucoma management and he is passionate about the prevention of blindness from glaucoma.

101 on Eye Health

Ian Russell

7.00 – 8.00 pm    Monday 13 June

Ian Russell from Specsavers Whanganui will discuss why an eye test is more than a vision check, the relationship between the ophthalmologist and optometrist, why routine testing is best, and answer any questions you would ask like to ask an optometrist.

Natural Remedies

Jane Cronin

7.00 – 8.00 pm    Wednesday 29 June

Qualified naturopath, Jane Cronin discusses ways you can maintain your overall health as well as support your eye health.

Questions Patients with Glaucoma Think But Do Not Ask with Professor Danesh-Meyer

Professor Danesh-Meyer discusses some of the myths of glaucoma and answers a range of patient questions, from, can I wear swimming goggles to whether or not drops should be applied to both eyes if you only have glaucoma in one.

 

 

What happens at my Ophthalmologist appointment?

Dr Divya Perumal advises how and why it is necessary to be prepared for specialist appointments, who you may be seeing, what questions they will ask, and explains how to interpret your tests results.

 

 

Future Technologies seminar by Jesse Gale

Dr Jesse Gale discusses glaucoma technologies of the future including home monitoring, eye drops with more benefits and less side effects, quicker surgeries and new types of treatment; gene therapy and neuroprotection

 

 

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