Glaucoma Patient Summit

June 28 – 29, 2024

The Glaucoma Patient Summit is an annual event that highlights advances in treatment options and provides practical information to help people understand and live with glaucoma.

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How Can Patients Become Partners?
Discover the difference one event can make when glaucoma patients gather to share their experiences, learn about glaucoma care from the experts, and take charge of their own vision health.
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    “When you’re here in person and you see the passion behind this event, it really puts you in a place where you realize, oh, something is actually happening. Someone actually cares about me and everyone else who has this disease.”
    — Hannah Eckstein
    “As a patient, I’ve come to understand that it’s important to know as much as you can about glaucoma. The Glaucoma Patient Summit gave me the opportunity to learn from ophthalmologists, from other patients, and from drug representatives.”
    — Rebecca Vilendrer
    “The Summit introduces participants to the important steps that are available to get the most out of doctor appointments, to understand when a second opinion might be necessary, and to realize when it’s time to see a glaucoma sub-specialist.”
    — A. Sydney Williams, MD
    “Any way that GRF can educate patients is a phenomenal thing. I’m amazed at the turnout at the Summit and I think it’s a great event. It’s been super helpful, especially for someone like me.”
    — David Epstein
    “Hearing patient stories from the panelists was great, and I think their stories encompassed everything that a glaucoma patient has thought or wondered or had concerns about. I would absolutely come to the Glaucoma Patient Summit every year.”
    — Colleen Silveira
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    Event Information

    June 28 – 29, 2024
    Loews Philadelphia Hotel
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    The 6th annual Glaucoma Research Foundation Patient Summit will highlight advances in treatment options and practical information to help patients understand and live with glaucoma. Summit speakers include leading glaucoma specialists, patients, and caregivers.

    Sessions, topics, and seminars at the 6th annual Glaucoma Patient Summit will include:

    • Patient Perspectives
    • Medication Treatment Options
    • Surgical Treatment Options
    • Lifestyle Tips for Patients
    • Types and Stages of Glaucoma
    • Glaucoma Research Progress Update
    • Be Your Own Eye Care Advocate
    • Living Well with Glaucoma
    • Audience Questions and Answers from Our Experts

    For more information:
    If you have questions about the 2024 Summit, please send an email to Alexandra Dewey.

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