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 Childhood Glaucoma Network is an online meeting place for parents, caretakers, and adults living with or affected by congenital or childhood glaucoma.
If you would like to recommend an online support group, please let us know!
Last reviewed on June 24, 2014