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 Is the Link Between Mental Wellness and Glaucoma? – Simon Skalicky

Associate Professor Skalicky asks, “How does glaucoma impact patients?” and, “what role does education and technology play in managing anxieties?”

What can I do to help my glaucoma? – Dr Jim Stewart

What impact does lifting weights, drinking coffee, or playing wind instruments have on glaucoma progression? Ophthalmologist, Dr Jim Stewart reviews diet and lifestyle choices and the research in this area.

Natural Remedies – Jane Cronin

Naturopath, Jane Cronin, discusses the importance of maintaining your overall health and how to make changes to support eye health through healthy blood pressure and circulation.

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

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.

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.

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