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In glaucoma, the crucial predictors for management success are medication adherence and participation in regular clinical monitoring.

One of the most important contributions you can make to protect your vision is to follow your treatment regimen as prescribed and attend regular follow-up appointments.  As glaucoma is a progressive lifelong disease, your eye pressure, optic nerves and visual field results need ongoing monitoring by your ophthalmologist or optometrist.

Did you know?

Nearly 50% of people diagnosed with glaucoma stop taking their medications within six months! The reasons for this are many. They may have difficulty with eye drops, are worried about side effects or have just become forgetful or complacent because their sight seems OK.

Some Useful Tips
Stay motivated

Successful glaucoma management is a life-long commitment.

Stay motivated and take your glaucoma treatment and medications seriously.

Set yourself a reminder

Be consistent. Always take your eye drops at the same time every day.

Set a daily clock, phone or watch alarm as a reminder to take your eye drop medication.

Tell your family

In many cases, glaucoma is an inherited (genetic) disease that is passed on within families - you are 10x more likely to have glaucoma if you have a direct family member with glaucoma.

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Kelly's Story

Kelly’s positive attitude to her congenital glaucoma diagnosis and life is infectious. She advises others with the condition to ensure they seek out support so they know they are not alone.