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October 2020

My glaucoma was identified in 2003 by my optometrist who referred me to an eye specialist. I have been taking eye drops daily ever since.

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I was quite anxious initially, particularly as the drops prescribed at first caused discomfort, a change in eye drop solved that issue.

I had laser treatment about 7 years ago to open up the drainage channels, and more recently I have had cataract surgery, which has had the added benefit of reducing my intraocular pressures.

It was only after being diagnosed that I discovered glaucoma was present in both my mother’s and father’s side of the family, but none of my siblings have it.

The deterioration of my sight due to glaucoma has halted, apparently soon after starting the drops, and I am no longer anxious about my glaucoma.

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