FREE GLAUCOMA SCREENING In Baltimore City


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Glaucoma Screening Events are held throughout Baltimore City.

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Working to Improve Your Vision

The Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins is holding FREE screening events are held throughout the Baltimore City and are a large part of the recruiting and information collecting process for the SToP Glaucoma study.

Please read the important points that you should know before coming to a SToP Glaucoma Screening.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR SCREENING READ IMPORTANT POINTS

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eye-beam-icon Free follow-up appointment at Wilmer Eye Institute
(if needed after reviewing screening results)Watch the Video
Free reading glasses at the screening
Free prescription glasses (if needed)

SToP Glaucoma

The SToP Glaucoma study is a current Wilmer Eye Institute clinical research program funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The study, conducted by the Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, is looking to optimize approaches to identifying glaucoma among at-risk African Americans and Hispanics, ages 50 years and older.

Led by Dr. David Friedman, the Dana Center Director, the methodology being employed utilizes clinical research and community service to create a screening campaign to gain information about our at-risk population. Spanning over a 5 year period, the SToP Glaucoma study is split over three phases with a goal to recruit a large number of participants:

Phase 1: 700-1000 participants
Phases 2/3: 9000 participants

Goals include:

  • Developing and creating a glaucoma screening program for high-risk African American and Latino populations that results in acceptable positive and negative predictive values that can be applied to other high risk populations
  • Developing community-based vision educational and screening programs
  • Connecting underserved community of Baltimore city with necessary vision care services