Support Group Meeting
Date: Saturday, February 4th
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary
243 Charles Street, Boston
8th floor board room
National Glaucoma Awareness Month
Every year millions of people
start losing their sight…
even know it!
Don’t be one of them. Have a comprehensive dilated eye exam.
It may not be possible to prevent glaucoma, but it is easy to diagnose and treat. More
It all started ffive years ago when Chance Flaherty, then 14, could not read the Jumbotron at a Celtics game. Nor could he see the numbers on the back of the players’ jerseys.
His mother, Shelley, acted quickly and took Chance to an optometrist for an eye exam. But she wasn’t prepared for what the optometrist told her. It was not the nearsightedness that caused alarm. The pressure in both his eyes was elevated. The optometrist knew that increased eye pressure, or glaucoma, tends to run in families. More
Petra Ebisemiju, a 68-year-old retired school nurse, didn’t know much about glaucoma before she was diagnosed with the disease. But she knows a lot now and is absolutely right when she says it is a “tricky little disease.”
For Ebisemiju, the disease started in her left eye about 10 years ago. She went for her yearly eye exam and the doctor told her that her pressure was elevated. “I didn’t know what pressure he was talking about,” she said. More
The day-to-day challenge of living with low vision
Gray winter days can leave you longing for brightness. But if wintry dimness rarely seems to lift, it would be wise to consider your answers to these five questions. More