If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with glaucoma you might be feeling overwhelmed and concerned for the future, but remember you’re not alone. Glaucoma Australia is here to help. While there is no cure, glaucoma can be managed.
You will usually have been recommended a course of treatment - eye drops are the most common although laser and surgery are also used.
It is important to follow your treatment plan and attend appointments, as recommended by your doctor. This is because glaucoma is a life-long, often progressive condition, and appropriate treatment can prevent vision loss.
Glaucoma Australia provides free education and support to help you every step of the way.
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I was 34 when first diagnosed with glaucoma. When I found out that I had glaucoma I was very upset but eventually I accepted it and understood that it’s manageable with eye drops and regular checkups.