Family Matters

American Glaucoma Society Family Matters

The American Glaucoma Society is proud to present a glaucoma education program specifically designed for family members of patients with glaucoma.

In certain types of glaucoma, first-degree relatives are up to 10 times more likely to have glaucoma. Unfortunately, a majority of relatives are unaware of this risk.

The program will empower patients with glaucoma to contact their family members to consider getting examined for glaucoma.

This will occur using a QR-code based program that allows patients to send a standard message and specific website directly to family members to prompt them to get examined. The website will provide information and a call to action to find an ophthalmologist near them for a glaucoma examination.

Glaucoma Screening & Early Detection 

AGS members are encouraged to contact us if you would like more information or would like to participate in a pilot program.

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