Glaucoma support group for patients

Glaucoma support group for patients
26 January 2017

Patients who have been diagnosed with glaucoma are invited to attend a support group at Queen’s Hospital in Burton.

Friends, relatives and carers are also welcome to join the meeting which will take place from 2pm-4pm at the Treatment Centre, Belvedere Road, on March 31. The event is run by glaucoma nurse specialists who will be offering support and advice on how to manage the condition.

Doctors will also be on hand to provide information and to answer any questions that people may have. There will be regular coffee breaks so that patients and relatives can chat to each other and share their experiences.

Glaucoma Nurse Practitioner Sally Jackson said: “This meeting is a great opportunity for people who have been diagnosed with glaucoma – and their family and friends - to learn more about its affects. Experts in optometry will be available for people to speak to as well as offering information and advice to those affected by the condition.

“The session is a chance for people with glaucoma to share and reflect upon their experiences with other people who are in the same situation, offering moral support. There’s no need to book a place and the session is free to attend, just pop along and join us.”

Glaucoma is the most common cause of sight loss for people of working age. It describes a group of eye conditions which cause optic nerve damage and can affect your vision. Glaucoma often affects both eyes, usually in varying degrees.

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