Join an Online Discussion Group
Support communities can play an important role in helping glaucoma patients understand their disease and learn how to manage it over their lifetime. To meet the needs of different patient groups, The Glaucoma Foundation sponsors three free online support groups, each hosted by Yahoo! Groups. There are groups for young patients, for caregivers of young children with glaucoma, and for adult patients. One may be just right for you!
Young and Under Pressure
YUP stands for “Young and Under Pressure”. This online support community makes it possible for teens and young adults under 30 with glaucoma to communicate with their peers, share their stories and experiences, and offer support through online discussions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join!
YUP Parents was created to give the caregivers of young children with glaucoma their own online support forum. YUP Parents helps family members cope with the daily challenges of raising a child with glaucoma by providing an outlet where they can discuss surgeries and treatments, doctors, and other issues and experiences specific to childhood glaucomas. Email email@example.com to join!
APUP, “Adult Patients Under Pressure”, was created to give adult patients with glaucoma a forum to discuss and share their stories and experiences, as well as offer each other support through online discussions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join!