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World Glaucoma Week 2018

World Glaucoma Week 2018 is 11th to 17th March. The event is a collaboration between the World Glaucoma Association and the World Glaucoma Patient Association, and involves a series of activities to raise awareness of the condition and encourage people to have regular eye (and optic nerve) checks.

Glaucoma is usually painless and does not have symptoms until it is quite advanced, so regular eye tests are vital. The tests are quick and painless. Although any vision which has been lost to glaucoma cannot be recovered, with early diagnosis, careful monitoring and regular use of treatments, the vast majority of people retain useful sight for life.

For more information about World Glaucoma Week, visit the International Glaucoma Association (IGA) website, where you can also download posters, and find details of the nine support groups in Wales.

The IGA has a helpline (Sightline) for anyone affected by the condition, the number is 01233 64 81 70.


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