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Personal Story: Alex LeClair

In 2010, Alex was a sophomore and an active member of the field hockey and softball teams at her high school in Rhode Island. One day, following a routine eye exam, Alex received the devastating news that she had glaucoma.

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Personal Story: Tracy Hammond

Tracy Hammond had his first eye surgery when he was just three weeks old; now 39, Tracy's vision struggles continue, yet he remains optimistic because he knows researchers are working on better treatments and a cure for glaucoma.

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Personal Story: Christopher Wilmoth

Imagine looking into your 7-month-old baby’s eyes as a doctor says: It’s glaucoma. This is what happened to Charlie and Cathy Wilmoth.

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Hannah's Story

Hannah was diagnosed with glaucoma just a few months after she was born. Now she wants to make a difference and make people more aware of childhood glaucoma and its impact.

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Sarah Franklin: Breaking Stereotypes about Glaucoma

Sarah was diagnosed with glaucoma when she was 12, during a routine eye exam. Today her goal is to spread awareness about glaucoma.

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Roger McGuinn: Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist

When Roger McGuinn was first diagnosed, he had trouble accepting that something this serious could happen to his eyes.

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Dolores J. Rush, Artist with Pigmentary Glaucoma

Dolores implores all artists and designers to make an appointment for an eye exam.

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Art Takahara Personal Story

My message to those who have family members or friends with glaucoma is to try to understand for themselves what the disease is all about.

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Who knew I had Glaucoma? I didn't.

Glaucoma is not just a disease your grandmother has. It can happen to anyone. And most types of glaucoma have no symptoms.

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Stephanie Handler: Discovering Glaucoma

Stephanie was shocked to learn she had glaucoma after discovering that the vision in her left eye was blurred.

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