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June 2020

My journey with glaucoma began in 1997. It was my first visit to an ophthalmologist who was in fact taking care of my mother whom had already lost sight in one eye due to glaucoma.

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I was surprised to hear that the IOP reading were so high, that I needed laser treatment. My glaucoma was controlled in the following years until 2003 when I required a cataract removal, then in 2005 the other eye needed cataract surgery also. 

My doctor performed phacotrabeculectomies at the same time, and now my glaucoma remains controlled. I only use a lubricant four times daily, but no more glaucoma drops are necessary for at this time.

I have one brother with glaucoma who is now coming up to his 90th birthday, and unfortunately he has macular degeneration and has lost his sight in one eye.

I feel very blessed that my glaucoma is under control, thanks to a very clever ophthalmologist. My eye sight is still good, and my eyes are healthy, and I also still drive a vehicle on an unrestricted licence.

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I feel very blessed that my glaucoma is under control, thanks to a very clever ophthalmologist...
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