I was diagnosed with glaucoma 45 years ago, when I was 33 years old.
My grandmother Vera Ruskin Rowe went blind with glaucoma when I was married with one child in approximately 1966. I am now 78 years. My optometrist carefully tested me soon after and decided to send me off to the Sydney Eye Hospital where I have been a patient since then! I had wonderful attention from the professors there over the years, as it was determined that I had glaucoma. I have had the usual operations and eye drops, which have held my pressures in check. I also had cataracts removed, which made a huge difference to my sight.
I still have to use eye drops daily in both eyes which is a small price to protect my vision. I have informed all my close young relatives of the possibility of inheriting glaucoma. Several like me are short sighted but no one has it at this time. The Sydney Eye Hospital is a wonderful institution.