Help your patients understand glaucoma and the importance of a retinal health check.

Everyone is at risk for glaucoma. Early diagnosis is the first step in preserving your patients' vision.  

According to the World Health Organization, it is estimated that 4.5 million people globally are blind due to glaucoma. It is estimated that this number will rise to 11.2 million people by 2020.1 That’s a 149% increase—6.7 million more people who may be at risk of losing their vision to this "silent blinding disease", and they have no idea it's even happening. We can help them. Together, let's provide educational resources about glaucoma, its causes and risk factors, and share simple steps that can be taken to proactively preserve one's vision.

Do your patients know?

There are 60-million suspected cases of glaucoma worldwide.

Estimates put the total number of suspected cases of glaucoma at over 60-million worldwide.2

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world.

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world.3

You are six times more likely to get glaucoma if you are over 60-years-old.

You are six times more likely to get glaucoma if you are over 60-years-old.4

It is estimated that up to 50% of people with glaucoma don't realize they have it.

It is estimated that up to 50% of people with glaucoma don't realize they have it.5

Would your patients recognize the visual signs of glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damages the optic nerve. Optic nerve damage is caused by increased pressure from fluid that builds up inside the eye. Glaucoma affects peripheral (or side) vision, narrowing the field of view. Left untreated, glaucoma can cause total vision loss. Glaucoma can affect one or both eyes.

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Protect your patients' vision.

Tools for building glaucoma awareness

The National Eye Institute offers health and community professionals a glaucoma toolkit perfect for building glaucoma awareness. Materials for speakers and participants are available in English and Spanish and include:

  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Introduction to glaucoma
  • Speakers guide
  • Promotional announcement
  • Glaucoma Eye-Q test
  • Glaucoma fact sheet
  • Tips for talking to your doctor

Encourage patients to be proactive with regular eye exams.

Take a proactive approach to preventing vision damage caused by glaucoma by scheduling regular vision screenings. That is every two to four years for patients under 40-years-old and more frequently with age. High risk patients should be tested every year or two after age 35. And, after age 65, eye exams should be scheduled every six months to a year.

A comprehensive screening for glaucoma includes checking for five factors before making a diagnosis:

  1. The inner eye pressure
  2. The shape and color of the optic nerve
  3. The complete field of vision
  4. The angle in the eye where the iris meets the cornea
  5. The thickness of the cornea

Share this video to help your patients understand how glaucoma is detected through a dilated eye exam.

Courtesy: National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health (NEI/NIH)

Retinal Health Check Patient Guides

Download & Share

Share these easy-to-understand guides with your patients and help them understand the importance of proactive retinal health checks powered by advanced imaging technologies at your practice.  

The importance of an OCT retinal health check.

The importance of an ultra-widefield fundus exam.

Managing progression with certainty

ZEISS Glaucoma Analysis Tools

Guided progression analysis aids in early glaucoma detection.

Watch the webinar

In this webinar, Dr. Mark Dunbar, OD, FAAO, discusses how valuable CIRRUS HD-OCT has been in the early diagnosis and management of glaucoma in his cases using the guided progression analysis tool.

The ZEISS Glaucoma Suite

Solutions for a complete practice

Technologies that are better together.

By using a complete line of ZEISS imaging technologies including the gold standard of perimetryOCT Angiography and True Color ultra-widefield Fundus Imaging, clinicians have the advantage of being able to easily monitor change progression with the glaucoma workplace--integrated software that combines data sets from each technology into a single visualization.

Visual Field Series

Humphrey Field Analyzer 3 with SITA Faster

Reaching new heights with the gold standard of perimetry, the HFA3 with Liquid Trial Lens, SmartTouch and Guided Progression Analysis (GPA), plus SITA Faster, provides a streamlined and faster workflow. 

CIRRUS HD-OCT, ZEISS CLARUS 500, Humphrey field Analyzer, ZEISS Retina Workplace

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

CIRRUS™ HD-OCT with AngioPlex

ZEISS CIRRUS™ OCT with AngioPlex allows for the visualization of both vascular and structural information from a single, non-invasive scan, making visualization of microvasculature of the retina a routine part of everyday care.

ZEISS CLARUS 500 Ultra-Widefield Fundus Imaging

HD Ultra-Widefield Fundus Imaging

CLARUS™ 500

Our next generation HD ultra-widefield fundus imaging from ZEISS is the first system to provide true color and clarity in an ultra-wide field of view—from the posterior pole to the far periphery.

ZEISS Glaucoma Workplace

Eye care data management software

ZEISS Glaucoma Workplace

The ZEISS Glaucoma Workplace is a fully interactive multimodality software solution that combines exam data from your OCT and fundus camera across three visits to better visualize change progression.

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References

1 http://www.health.gov.tt/news/newsitem.aspx?id=334; referencing the World Health Organization (WHO)

2, 3 Glaucoma Research Foundation, Glaucoma Facts & Stats; https://www.glaucoma.org/glaucoma/glaucoma-facts-and-stats.php

4 Glaucoma Research Foundation, Are you at risk for glaucoma?; https://www.glaucoma.org/glaucoma/are-you-at-risk-for-glaucoma.php

5 National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP), Learn About Glaucoma; https://nei.nih.gov/nehep/programs/glaucoma/learn-about