Despite experiencing no symptoms, my glaucoma was detected by my optician when testing for reading glasses...
When driving one afternoon, I happened to close my right eye and I realised that I had blurred vision in my left eye...
Since being diagnosed with glaucoma, I have been using several types of eye drops for 42 years.
We relocated in late 2020, so I had to find a new eye specialist.
My sister, who is four years older than I am, went to her local hospital, the Queen Elizabeth in Glasgow, Scotland.
I was diagnosed a few years ago, not too long ago, but it´s a few years now. At first it wasn´t a definite diagnosis, just a "possible". I wanted it to be a mistake, to be something else, something fixable.
I developed glaucoma 10 years ago, as it is hereditary and my mother had been diagnosed with it. I have to take eye drops once a day at night, one in each eye.
I am 52 years old and have had glaucoma since 2005. I first heard about glaucoma when my uncle told us he had it, it was hereditary and we should get tested for it.
When I was 45 years old, a routine appointment with my mother's ophthalmologist found that I had already lost some vision in my left eye due to glaucoma.