Glaucoma Support Groups
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Managing glaucoma is a life-long pursuit. Talking with people who share some of your concerns can help.
Local Support Groups
There are many support groups for people with glaucoma. To find a group that meets in person, check with hospitals and eye care centers in your area.
Support Groups Online
There are a number of active online glaucoma support groups:
- The Glaucoma Service Foundation to Prevent Blindness in Philadelphia offers an online glaucoma chat room on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 8:30 pm EST. They also host meetings at the hospital every Sunday.
- Yahoo Groups has several online support groups. Just go to http://groups.yahoo.com/ and search for “glaucoma”.
- On Facebook the Glaucoma Support group lets people with glaucoma share their stories and offer each other support.
- The Congenital Glaucoma Network is an online community connecting families affected by childhood glaucoma. Launched in January 2011, it is a small but growing social network.
If you would like to recommend an online support group, please let us know!
Last reviewed on April 24, 2012