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Living with glaucoma

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If you have glaucoma you will need regular check-ups with your optometrist or ophthalmologist to ensure you are keeping it under control.

These examinations may include:

It is very important to use your glaucoma treatments regularly and not stop them or run out. If you stop using your treatment you risk losing your sight.

For more tips about living with glaucoma, read Now I have glaucoma on the Glaucoma New Zealand website.

You may also wish to attend one of Glaucoma New Zealand's public meetings or enrol to receive free information and support.

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Compiled by Canterbury optometrists.Adapted by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Approved by clinical director, Ophthalmology, Canterbury DHB. March 2015.

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Low vision

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