Glaucoma

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

Credit: RNIB

Source: http://www.rnib.org.uk/eyehealth/eyeconditions/eyeconditionsdn/Pages/glaucoma.aspx


Services specifically catering for people with Glaucoma

Sightline - (International Glaucoma Association)Service

Telephone and email helpline for practical help and advice about glaucoma 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.
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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.
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Swansea Glaucoma Support Group - (RNIB Cymru)Service

Meets at Singleton Hospital, Swansea. The group is coordinated by the ECLO and ABM Glaucoma Nurse Practitioner.
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Glaucoma Support Groups - (International Glaucoma Association)Service

The International Glaucoma Association organises patient support groups 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.
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