Glaucoma Information

for patients and their loved ones

Welcome

At this website, you will find out who is at risk, what are the symptoms, and how glaucoma can be treated.

You will learn what are the exams used for glaucoma diagnosis and follow-up, get useful information on how to best perform in such exams and how frequent they should be repeated. There are also some considerations about glaucoma and driving, how to treat it during pregnancy, and if glaucoma patients can undergo refractive surgery. Finally, some advice on how to live with this disease and how relatives can help the glaucoma patient.

This website is brought to you by the World Glaucoma Association. Our aim is to offer information about glaucoma, using easy accessible language in a user-friendly platform. We sincerely hope you will find useful information about glaucoma here.

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World Glaucoma Association

Important message for glaucoma patients

It is important for you to get yourself regularly screened for glaucoma. If you have been diagnosed to have glaucoma, effective treatment options are now available and regular treatment and follow up can help you to preserve your vision for your lifetime, avoiding unnecessary fear of going blind.

You can live happily with glaucoma and enjoy an excellent quality of life, particularly if the disease is detected early and treated in time. Always remember that once you have glaucoma, you will have to be under the care of an eye doctor for the rest of your life.

There is a lot of research going on and new treatments may become available for glaucoma in the near future.

World Glaucoma Association