I was diagnosed with glaucoma 8 years ago, when I was 70 years old.
On a visit to Alison Steer, my optometrist, she noticed a red blotch on the white of my right eye. She referred me to Dr David Offerman, an ophthalmologist. He confirmed I had glaucoma on July 26th 2010 and sent me to Professor Bill Morgan at The Lions Institute in Perth.
On a return visit to Bill Morgan in November, his examination revealed glaucoma in my left eye as well as the right.
Dr David Offerman monitored my eyes, and in 2013 and 2015 I had cataracts removed. Due to my eye pressures rising to 22mm/Hg in the right eye and 21mm/Hg in the left, Prof. Morgan advised inserting drains to lower the pressures. Thus, in January and July 2018 the operations were carried out. My pressures are now at 8mm/Hg and 6mm/Hg, left and right.
Due to some blurring I now read large print books and use a magnifying glass when needed. I can still drive a car during day light hours.
I am thankful to God for the gifts he gives to people so that these specialists are able to carry out such vital work with the aid of modern technology. May they continue to do such work to benefit people like myself. Keep up the good work.