Definition: A group of eye conditions which cause optic nerve damage and can affect vision. Glaucoma damages the optic nerve at the point where it leaves your eye.
Category: Eye Condition
Services specifically catering for people with Glaucoma
Sightline - (International Glaucoma Association)Service
Telephone and email helpline
for practical help and advice
and emotional support. The line is open Mon - Fri: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. After office hours, an answerphone is in operation, where you can leave a message and they will ring you back.
IGA Forum - (International Glaucoma Association)Service
A on-line discussion forum for glaucoma
patients and their families. The website also includes information about all aspects of glaucoma.
Meets at Singleton Hospital, Swansea. The group is coordinated by the ECLO
and ABM Glaucoma
The International Glaucoma
Association organises patient support group
s across the UK. The concept of the groups is to allow patients to meet their health care professionals in a relaxed atmosphere, away from the time restricted atmosphere on outpatients, so the condition and treatment can be discussed in more depth. The weblink below gives details and contact points.