ABSTRACT NUMBER - L02

Vision 2020 for the Glaucomas


Mr Ian Murdoch

Meeting:  2012 RANZCO


SESSION INFORMATION

Date: 25 Nov 2012

Session Title: GLAUCOMA UPDATE LECTURE

Session Time: 11:00 am - 11:30 am

This presentation will discuss challenges presented by the glaucomas in the developed and in the developing world. Evidence to date suggests that a majority of the blindness from this disease group is potentially preventable for the duration of the patient’s life. What should a vision 2020 strategy be for the second most common cause of preventable blindness on the planet?

Taking two generic scenarios of developed and developing world, the current state of public percep-tion, case finding and management will be discussed. Some of our own work will be presented investigating interventions to attempt to improve matters. Finally some ideas for future direction will be presented for discussion.