11th Annual CARES Conference

Presented by Glaucoma Service Foundation

Join us at Thomas Jefferson University
Dorrance H. Hamilton Building
1001 Locust Street, Phila, PA
Saturday, May 12, 2018 | 8AM – 1PM

About CARES Conference

The primary purpose of The CARES Conference is to inform and educate those who have glaucoma, their families and caregivers, and those who are at high risk of getting it.

CARES Conference Benefits:

  • Educational Opportunities
  • Breakfast & Lunch Included
  • Qualification for Free Glaucoma Screening

The conference typically features free glaucoma screenings, eye pressure checks, talks by leading experts on eye disease, updates on treatment options and information on symptoms, risk factors and support services. Representatives from Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Pennsylvania’s Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT), Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, Associated Services for the Blind, Philadelphia Corporation for the Aging and the Glaucoma Research Center are among those scheduled to attend.

The CARES (Committed to Awareness through Research, Education and Support) Conference is produced by the Glaucoma Service Foundation to Prevent Blindness, located at Wills Eye Hospital. The day long event, sponsored by The Robison D. Harley Fund for Glaucoma Education and Research, is open to the public and focusing on all things glaucoma.

Since 2007, patients and their families have attended this free conference from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York and from across the county.

Conference Agenda

Saturday, May 12, 2018

8:00 am to 8:40 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:40 am to 8:45 am Welcome/Introduction – William Harley (Sponsor)
8:45 am to 9:00 am When Should A Person Be Treated for Any Condition:  You Better Know the Answer to That If You Want to Be Treated Properly – George L. Spaeth, MD
9:00 am to 9:15 am Understanding Glaucoma and Its Impact –  Daniel Lee, MD
9:15 am to 9:30 am Marijuana and Glaucoma – Medicinal or Recreational?  Michael J. Pro, MD
9:30 am to 9:45 am Monitoring Eye Pressures at Home– The Past, Present and Future – Alice Williams, MD
9:45 am to 10:00 am Break
10:00 am to 10:15 am The New Glaucoma Medicines On the Block –  Elizabeth Dale, MD
10:15 am to 10:30 am New Surgeries for REAL Glaucoma: Innfocus and Xen – Marlene Moster, MD
10:30 am to 10:45 am Beyond Eye Pressure – Does Brain Pressure Affect Glaucoma? –  L. Jay Katz, MD
10:45 am to 11:00 am  Low Vision – Seeing Around Your Glaucoma –  Michele Kane, OD


11:00 am to 11:10 am The Wills Glaucoma App and Beyond – Tools That Can Save Your Vision   –  Natasha Kolomeyer, MD
11:10 am to 1:00 pm Raffle and Lunch (glaucoma and vision screenings will also be scheduled during this time).

Glaucoma and Vision Screenings (11:00 AM to 1:00 PM)