Everyone knows someone with glaucoma – the leading cause of preventable blindness. It is estimated that 67 million people worldwide have glaucoma, including more than 3 million people in the United States. In more than 9 out of 10 cases, blindness from glaucoma could have been prevented by early detection and treatment.
The Glaucoma Foundation is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to eradicating blindness from glaucoma by funding critical research programs aimed at finding new treatments and seeking cures for glaucoma. Although great strides have been made since The Glaucoma Foundation’s inception in 1984, there are still many people who are unaware of the dangers of glaucoma, and the search for cures continues.
Please consider helping to support our work by clicking on our secure and easy donation button on the top right of the website. Your tax-deductible gift will help to fund critical research programs related to glaucoma.
Living With Glaucoma
One of the most popular features of TGF’s Eye to Eye newsletter and electronic newsletter has been our “Lifestyle Connection/Living with Glaucoma” series, in which glaucoma patients, inspiring and often courageous, have shared their personal stories.
People deal differently with the curveballs life tosses their way. That’s true in all facets of life, including how glaucoma patients cope with their diagnosis and with the reality of living with a chronic disease. We’ve asked individuals whose lives have been impacted by glaucoma to share some of their thoughts in the hope that their experiences can inform others. You story will be featured in our e-newsletter and on our website.
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