World Glaucoma Week (11th to 17th March) aims to educate people about how to assess their risk for glaucoma and to be aware of the importance of regular eye exam(ination)s and disease detection. It also seeks to provide support for patients with Glaucoma. World Glaucoma Week was developed in response to the concern over the worldwide increase in the number of people with glaucoma, as the population grows and ages. More people are therefore at risk of going blind from this disease if they do not have the condition detected and treated.