Jenny Eisenberger was experiencing headaches and blurry vision: "Glaucoma can happen to anyone, at any age," she says.
In 2010, Alex was a sophomore and an active member of her high school field hockey and softball teams. One day, following a routine eye exam, Alex received the devastating news that she had glaucoma.
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.
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.
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.
Sarah was diagnosed with glaucoma when she was 12, during a routine eye exam. Today her goal is to spread awareness about glaucoma.
When Roger McGuinn was first diagnosed, he had trouble accepting that something this serious could happen to his eyes.
Dolores implores all artists and designers to make an appointment for an eye exam.
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.
Glaucoma is not just a disease your grandmother has. It can happen to anyone. And most types of glaucoma have no symptoms.
Glaucoma affects over 60 million people worldwide.
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