At the recent American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting in Las Vegas, the American Glaucoma Society (AGS) honored physicians, healthcare workers and patients who contributed the best ideas for the Patient Care Improvement Project. The purpose of this project, which was sponsored by the AGS, is to identify and overcome barriers to effective glaucoma treatment. The Glaucoma Service Foundation is pleased to announce that one of our chat room participants, Ms. Lorraine Miller, won for her submission. Ms. Miller commented on winning this award, “I don’t think the award was as much a contributing factor to participate in this contest, as was the compassion and caring of these medical professionals. As a patient visiting a specialist’s office, feelings often get lost in the shuffle of a busy day.” She continued, “Although I went to the meeting to meet Dr. Rick Wilson, I had no idea just how respected and revered he is by his colleagues and peers. I am so grateful that he, and other Wills Eye glaucoma physicians, take time out of their busy schedules on Wednesday evenings to provide information about glaucoma to patients around the world.”
On behalf of the Glaucoma Service Foundation, CONGRATULATIONS Lorraine!