Media advisory - Free glaucoma screening clinic

MONTREAL, March 11 /CNW Telbec/ - As part of World Glaucoma Day, the Quebec Glaucoma Foundation and CNIB are holding a free glaucoma screening clinic. Glaucoma affects over 65,000 people in Quebec with approximately 35,000 unaware they even have the disease. Glaucoma presents no symptoms until it is too late and the damage it causes is irreversible. Fortunately, early diagnosis can help control or even stop its progression.

    
    WHERE: La grande place du Complexe Desjardins
    150 Ste-Catherine Street West and
    175 René-Lévesque Blvd West

    WHEN: Friday, March 12, 2010
    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    WHO:

    - Dr. Gisèle Li, glaucoma specialist, Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital,
      (10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
    - Pascale Roy, CNIB employee living with glaucoma
    

In association with the McGill Glaucoma Information Centre, the Jewish General Hospital, Bellevue Ophthalmology Clinic, Zeiss Ophthalmics, Vision experts and Daniel Papineau Opticien. This initiative is made possible by the generous support of the Association des Médecins Ophtalmologistes du Québec and Pfizer.

Useful links:

www.fondationglaucomequebec.com; www.cnib.ca; www.jgh.ca/glaucoma; www.eyecareaboutyou.ca; www.amoq.org

SOURCE QUEBEC GLAUCOMA FOUNDATION

For further information: For further information: or to schedule an interview: Marie-Anne Grondin, Edelman, (514) 844-6665, ext. 246, marie-anne.grondin@edelman.com; Olena Harasymowycz, The Quebec Glaucoma Foundation, (514) 951-1537, fondation@igmtl.com

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