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Self-care for glaucoma

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If you have glaucoma you'll need regular check-ups with your optometrist or ophthalmologist to make sure you're keeping it under control.

These examinations may include:

It's 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 support groups or enrol to receive free information and support.

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Written by Canterbury optometrists.Adapted by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Endorsed by clinical director, Ophthalmology, Canterbury DHB. Last reviewed November 2019.

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Low vision


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