The Glaucoma Community
- Commercial Supporter: Allergan Foundation
- Launch date: September 9, 2020
Thoughtfully designed to best serve individuals with glaucoma, The Glaucoma Community provides users with a toolkit of useful, community-oriented features. The platform replaces impersonal web aggregators and social sites with a personalized Newsfeed designed to meet the needs of the user, which delivers easy-to-read summaries of important glaucoma news and information from across the internet every day. Moreover, all The Glaucoma Community content is written by professional health writers and vetted by a team of reviewers under the expert guidance of Prevent Blindness.
Other features include the Community Chat, a moderated social wall where users can share experiences and advice; automatic translation into seven languages; and the Patient One-Sheet, which allows patients to easily collect, maintain, and print their key medical information in a secure format. Members will also have access to Responsum’s robust collection of trusted patient resources, including financial assistance programs and glaucoma support groups. The Glaucoma Community was made possible by a grant from The Allergan Foundation.