The International Glaucoma Association (IGA) will be holding Glaucoma Talks at various libraries as part of National Glaucoma week.
Glaucoma is the name given to a group of eye conditions affecting the optic nerve. If left untreated, glaucoma can result in loss of peripheral vision, and in the most severe cases, blindness. Glaucoma is asymptomatic, which means you won’t know your eyes are affected until damage to the optic nerve has occurred. Glaucoma can be detected by having regular eye exams and if identified, can be managed using eye drops and other treatments that help to slow down, and sometimes halt sight loss.
The RNIB Sight Loss Tool estimates that there are 56,000 people in Scotland currently at risk of, or living with sight loss due to glaucoma.