National Glaucoma Awareness Week Sunderland Support Group
The International Glaucoma Association (IGA) in collaboration with Sunderland Eye Infirmary will be holding an event at Sunderland Eye Infirmary. The talk is free to attend and aimed at anyone affected by, or at risk of, glaucoma.
See the agenda here!
Glaucoma is the name given to a group of eye conditions affecting the optic nerve. If left untreated, glaucoma can result in loss of peripheral vision, and in the most severe cases, blindness. Glaucoma is asymptomatic, which means you won’t know your eyes are affected until damage to the optic nerve has occurred. Glaucoma can be detected by having regular eye exams and if identified, can be managed using eye drops and other treatments that help to slow down, and sometimes halt sight loss. Although any vision which has been lost from glaucoma cannot be recovered, with early diagnosis, careful monitoring and regular use of the treatment, the vast majority of people with glaucoma retain useful sight for life.