AEVR Announces March 11 Virtual World Glaucoma Week 2021 Congressional Briefing

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Alliance for Eye and Vision Research's (AEVR) new Research Saving Sight, Restoring Vision Initiative announced a World Glaucoma Week 2021 Congressional briefing titled, “Glaucoma: Clinical Practice and Research to Optimize Patient Outcomes.” The briefing is scheduled to run from noon until 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 11. Featured speakers include clinician scientist-educators Mona Kaleem, MD, and Elyse Joelle McGlumphy, MD,—both of whom are from the Wilmer Eye Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. They will speak about glaucoma and their respective clinical experiences in treating patients, as well as their research efforts to better understand and optimize the patient experience.

Glaucoma Research Foundation's patient representative, Amanda Eddy, who was born with glaucoma, will speak about quality-of-life challenges presented by the disease.

AEVR's co-sponsors include Research to Prevent Blindness, the American Glaucoma Society, the Optometric Glaucoma Society, Glaucoma Research Foundation, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), which is providing streaming support.

Glaucoma, the second leading cause of preventable vision loss in the U.S., is a neurological disease affecting the optic nerve and causing vision loss-and ultimately blindness. It affects more than 2.7 million Americans over age 40, with that number estimated to more than double by year 2050

RSVP to Dina Beaumont at dinabeau@aol.com or by telephone at (202) 407-8325 to attend. Or visit the link here.