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Will a diagnosis of glaucoma limit my life?

We are limited only by what we think we can or cannot do. You can continue with what you were doing before glaucoma was diagnosed.

You can make new plans and start new ventures. And you can trust the eye care community to keep looking for better treatment methods for glaucoma. Take good care of your eyes, and get on with enjoying your life.

Your Feelings are Important

Glaucoma has another side — the emotional and psychological aspects of having a chronic, sight-threatening health condition. When you are first diagnosed with glaucoma you may experience worry, fear, helplessness, depression, or lethargy. Take time to learn about the disease and you’ll find that there are many steps you can take to help manage glaucoma. Even if you lose some of your vision, you can work with low vision rehabilitation counselors to learn how to continue leading an active life.

Last reviewed on August 22, 2012

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