Check here to see our upcoming events and videos from past events. Our thanks to New York Community Trust for supporting TGF educational webinars.
A Fireside Chat
With Dr. George Spaeth & Mark Lesselroth
The Glaucoma Foundation invites you to a fireside video chat with Mark Lesselroth and Dr. George Spaeth who delve into some of the common misconceptions about glaucoma and how patients can take control of their health.
We will be following up on this conversation with a written Q&A in the September issue of our e- newsletter.
We hope you find this discussion informative and thought-provoking. If you have a comment or question, please send it to us by email by August 30. We look forward to hearing from you.
Low-Tech : High Tech
Low Vision Solutions 101
We had a panel of low-vision specialists and patient advocates talk about a range of techniques and assets you can use to improve your home and work-life. From simple low-tech methods and products to advanced optical and electronic technologies.
Bringing the Latest Glaucoma Science Directly to the Patient
TGF held a webinar with four brief, illuminating talks by experts on gene therapy, optic nerve regeneration, the role of artificial intelligence, and the importance of trust between physician and patient. We also had perspectives from two patients. Presented in two parts with Q&As. The webinar was made possible with support from Santen, Inc. and New York Community Trust.
Update on Home Tonometry: An Easy Way to Track Your IOP
Click the video below to see our webinar about “MyEYES.” MyEYES is dedicated to helping you better manage your glaucoma with access to the personal tonometer, iCare HOME.
iCare HOME is the most advanced device available for a patient to measure their intra-ocular pressure (IOP) any time of day or night. Whether you suffer from mild or severe glaucoma or are only a glaucoma suspect, MyEYES can help you learn more about the variability of your IOP in the convenience of your home. Managing IOP is a critical step in avoiding preventable deterioration of your vision and the iCare HOME is the next step in managing your eye health.
An Overview of Low Vision Rehabilitation with Delaram Shirazian, OD
Click below to see our webinar with Dr. Delaram Shirazian about low vision rehabilitation. We discuss low vision rehabilitation, what to expect during a low vision exam, how it differs from a regular eye exam, low vision devices and updates in technology.
Dr. Delaram Shirazian earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Missouri – St. Louis and went on to complete a residency in Ocular Disease and Low Vision Rehabilitation at the Kansas City VA Medical Center.
Dr. Shirazian is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at SUNY College of Optometry, working with patients and students in primary care and low vision rehabilitation clinics. She also teaches the patient-doctor communication portion of the first-year curriculum and is the instructor of record of the Low Vision/Ocular Disease Micro-Credential program. Dr. Shirazian is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.
You can find additional low vision resources in our Patient Resource Center.
"Going Blind" Movie Panel Discussion
Click below to view a Q&A panel with our President & CEO Elena Sturman, activist and documentary filmmaker Joe Lovett (Director & Producer of “Going Blind”), Jessica Jones (Art Teacher, The Lavelle School for the Blind), Joel Schuman, MD, FACS (Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology, NYU Langone Health), Delaram Shirazian, OD (Assistant Clinical Professor, SUNY College of Optometry) and Nitza Daneli (Artist & Director of The Alfano Family Arts in Medicine Studio). To view the film go to https://goingblindmovie.com/.