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Mar 2021
Michelle's Story
"...I am so thankful to all the wonderful medical staff that work so hard for their patients...and to the generosity of family members who help facilitate organ donation, so that people like myself can receive the gift of sight..."
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Mar 2021
Elizabeth's Story
I did have a family history, both my mother and aunt had glaucoma, so I was immediately sent off to an ophthalmologist, who confirmed my condition. Fortunately, it was caught early, and I have suffered no loss of vision...
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Mar 2021
Lorraine's Story
I don't know where my glaucoma came from, as both grandmothers died young in their 60's, and my parents did not have glaucoma either. When my own two children go to replace their glasses, they now have a glaucoma test...
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Jan 2021
Frances' Story
My eye specialist says we are fortunate to have kept my glaucoma under control for so many years...
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80 year old woman with grey hair and red rimmed glasses
Dec 2020
Marlene's Story
About 10 years ago I received a phone call from my brother. He had been diagnosed with glaucoma...
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Nov 2020
Helen's Story
I feel fortunate to be able to live life to the maximum. I always wear sunglasses outside everyday, no matter the weather...
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Nov 2020
Valda's Story
My ophthalmologist had a ‘watch’ on my eyes from when I was aged in my 50’s. The reason being, my mother had glaucoma, she was diagnosed when she was around 70...
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Because mum wore glasses, she had my eyes tested when I was in primary school. I needed glasses then for short-sightedness and astigmatism. I only ever used my glasses occasionally.   Towards the end of her life – she died at 90 years old - my mother had glaucoma. We were told to get checked, my sister, my brother and myself, because there was a higher risk of us getting glaucoma.  When I went to get a new prescription for glasses, the optometrist detected the glaucoma and referred me to an eye clinic and t
Oct 2020
Elaine's Story
We were told to get checked, my sister, my brother and myself, because there was a higher risk of us getting glaucoma...
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Oct 2020
Jeanette's Story
I am now 80 years old and truly grateful that I am healthy and am still thankfully able to do everything I enjoy...
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