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World Glaucoma Week in Japan


Glaucoma is an important disease which is highly ranked as cause of acquired blindness worldwide.
In Japan, also, glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness at the present.
On the other hand, early diagnosis and continuing treatment can reduce the risk of going blind.
To lower the risk of blindness caused by glaucoma, it is important that more people become aware of glaucoma.
Every year, World Glaucoma Association decides the date of World Glaucoma Week in March and conducts glaucoma awareness activities worldwide. This period of the week is called, “World Glaucoma Week”.
During the period, various events and awareness activities are conducted worldwide simultaneously.
Japan Glaucoma Society (JGS) is planning to carry out the following events this year.

1.Events by Japan Glaucoma Society

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Every year, along with holding lectures by relevant JGS speakers and free eye screening, JGS receives press interviews, creates raising-awareness posters and conducts promotional activities.

Year Event Theme Lecturer Venue Host/Co-host
2008 Lecture
Screening Event
What is Glaucoma? Aiko Iwase
(Tajimi Municipal Hospital・
Tajimi Health Center)
Manabi Park Tajimi Japan Glaucoma Society
Tajimi City
2009 Lecture
Screening Event
Adult disease of the eye
-The importance of eye examination -
Aiko Iwase
(Tajimi Municipal Hospital・
Tajimi Health Center)
Manabi Park Tajimi
2010 Lecture
Screening Event
What is Glaucoma? Kazuhisa Sugiyama
(Kanazawa University)
Manabi Park Tajimi Japan Glaucoma Society
Tajimi City
Tajimi Lions Club
2011 Lecture
Screening Event
Driving simulator Experience
Effects of abnormal visual field during Driving Shiho Kunimatsu
(Jichi Medical University)
Manabi Park Tajimi
2012 Lecture
Screening Event
Adult disease of the eye Tetsuya Yamamoto
(Gifu University)
Manabi Park Tajimi
2013 Lecture
Screening Event
Do you know Glaucoma, more common in women?
-Narrow-angle glaucoma-
Goji Tomita
(Toho University)
Manabi Park Tajimi
Tajimi Health Center
2014 Lecture
Screening Event
Glaucoma
―What we know so far, and what task we have ahead
Makoto Araie
(Kanto Central Hospital
Manabi Park Tajimi
Tajimi Health Center
2015 Lecture
Screening Event
Street activity
Myopia and Glaucoma Koji Nitta
(Fukui-ken Saiseikai Hospital)
Manabi Park Tajimi
Tajimi Health Center
Tajimi station,
Sakae, Nagoya
2016 Lecture
Street activity
Screening Event
Eye Drop

Makoto Aihara

(Tokyo University)

Tajimi Industrial Cultural  center

Tajimi Health Center,

Tajimi Station

2017 Lecture1 2
Street activity
Screening Event
visual Field

Tadashi Nakano

(The jikei University School of Medicine)

Tajimi Culture Hall


2.Joint events with Glaucoma Friend Network (Public open lecture)

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In Tokyo, since 2008, Public open lectures have been held with relevant parties of Japan Glaucoma Society.

YearEventsThemeLecturerVenueHost/Co-hostSponsor etc.
2008LectureLiving with Glaucoma Yasuyuki Suzuki
(Teikyo University)
Otemachi Sankei Plaza HallJapan Glaucoma SocietyGlaucoma Friend Network
Cooperation:Tokyo Glaucoma study meeting
2009LectureGlaucoma! Understanding Eliminates the fear Goji Tomita
(Toho University)
Otemachi Sankei Plaza Hall
2010LectureLet's Learn More about Glaucoma! Noriko Yasuda
(Tokyo Metropolitan Police Hospital)
Otemachi Sankei Plaza HallGlaucoma Friend NetworkJapan Glaucoma Society
Cooperation:Tokyo Glaucoma study meeting
2011LectureGlaucoma‐Let’s Protect with neuronal protection Megumi Honjo
(Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital)
Otemachi Sankei Plaza Hall
2012LectureGlaucoma and Everyday life Shiho Kunimatsu
(Jichi Medical University)
Otemachi Sankei Plaza Hall
2013LectureWhat happens if you have Glaucoma? Yasuyuki Suzuki
(Tokai University, Hachioji)
Otemachi Sankei Plaza Hall
2014LectureTo Know Glaucoma and Overcome Glaucoma Yoshio Yamazaki
(Nihon University)
Otemachi Sankei Plaza Hall
2015 Lecture Getting along with Glaucoma
Toward the life kinder to Optic nerve
Kenji Nakamoto
(Nippon Medinal School)
Otemachi Sankei Plaza Hall
2016Lecture

Do not succumb to glaucoma.

- What to learn, what to do -

Genichiro Takahashi

(The Jikei University Katsushika Medical Center)

Otemachi Sankei Plaza Hall
2017Lecture

When you diagnosed with Glaucoma

Satoko Okinaga

(Teikyo University / Okinaga Eye Clinic)

Otemachi Sankei Plaza Hall

In Osaka, Public open lectures were held with relevant parties of Japan Glaucoma Society in 2013 and 2014.

YearEventsThemeLecturerVenueHost/Co-hostSponsor etc.
2013LectureDo you know Glaucoma? Toru Nakazawa
(Tohoku University)
Glaucoma Friend Network
Herbis HALL
Glaucoma Friend NetworkJapan Glaucoma Society
Osaka Ophthalmologists Association
Osaka
2014LectureWhat disease is Glaucoma? Takeshi Yoshitomi
(Akita University)
Grand Front Osaka

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