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Eight out of every 10 Latinos with glaucoma do not even know they have it, according to the National Eye Institute.
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Good vision is an important part of overall eye health, but knowing the risks of eye diseases can help everyone, especially Latinos, take preventative measures.
To bring awareness to this disease, let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, to tweet about the latest on Latinos and glaucoma and how Latinos can improve or prevent glaucoma and other vision problems!
- WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat “National Glaucoma Awareness Month”
- TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018
- WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
- HOST: @SaludAmerica
- Co-Host: American Academy of Ophthalmology (@AcademyEyeSmart) National Eye Institute (@NatEyeInstitute)
We’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore:
- What is National Glaucoma Awareness Month?
- What are some causes of glaucoma?
- Who is at risk for glaucoma?
- What resources are available on Latino eye health?
Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share stories and resources to help children have overall good eye health.
Click here to learn about the Salud America! #SaludTues tweetchats, see upcoming and past tweetchats, and see how you can get involved.