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The new 2020 edition of Glaucoma Research Foundation's booklet for patients "Understanding and Living with Glaucoma" is available for download from our website now. This definitive resource for glaucoma patients has been re-written, re-organized, edited, and reviewed for medical accuracy by leading glaucoma specialists in coordination with preferred practice patterns recommended by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
The 2020 booklet features new and updated illustrations and diagrams, with explanations of glaucoma diagnostics and treatments that are detailed yet easy for patients to understand. The new edition has been expanded to 40 pages including sections on Understanding Glaucoma, Different Types of Glaucoma, Detecting Glaucoma, Treating Glaucoma, and Living with Glaucoma.
“This is an excellent book that I give to all my newly diagnosed glaucoma patients that answers a lot of need-to-know questions in clear wording that can really help!”
- Constance Okeke, MD, MSCE, Virginia Eye Consultants
"The patient booklet 'Understanding and Living with Glaucoma' does a quite remarkable job in explaining glaucoma together with diagnostic tools and treatment options, thoroughly, but in a concise and understandable format."
- L. Jay Katz, MD, Chief of the Wills Eye Glaucoma Service
"Understanding and Living with Glaucoma is an indispensable resource for every glaucoma patient and their family, conveying clear, concise, and easily understandable information. The reader will be thoroughly informed of all aspects of diagnosis, testing, follow-up and treatments of this insidious, chronic, sight threatening disease."
- Andrew Prince, MD (Glaucoma Specialist, New York, NY)
"For some patients, a new diagnosis of glaucoma can be frightening. As a physician who just diagnosed someone with glaucoma, giving them a resource like this to take home makes me feel I have done a better job educating them and getting them through the experience."
- Oluwatosin Smith, MD, Glaucoma Associates of Texas
Order our free 40-page booklet about glaucoma for yourself or a friend or family member.
The 2020 edition of "Understanding and Living with Glaucoma" has been supported by an educational grant from Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. We are grateful for their support of this important information resource for glaucoma patients, their families, and their caregivers.
Last reviewed on June 22, 2020