I Have Glaucoma

Glaucoma anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Glaucoma. You're not alone. 31 People

    Crawling Out Of Denial

    Hello!      My story is not unique, I'm sure. I was referred to a glaucoma specialist a couple of years ago and ended up  on  Dorzol/Timrol drops.  I have"normal tension" glaucoma, tension about 16. Now I go in every six or eight weeks. It seems every time I have a visual...
    bwhiteman bwhiteman
    61-65
    1 Response Apr 2, 2011

    My teachers and mother first noticed I had poor

    eyesight around age 6. At age 7 I was told that I needed glasses, but only to read and see the chalkboard far away. By age 9 I needed to wear the glasses all the time. Each year as I went to the eye doctor my vision got progressively worse. My glasses got thicker and...
    rrainfall rrainfall
    31-35, F
    Feb 16, 2015

    Exam Question

    I was at my opthamologist office today and after I did the covering of each eye and reading eye chart, the technician asked to see my glasses and she walked away with them and came back a few minutes later and gave them back to me. She then had a hand held "device" that looked...
    bobgo bobgo
    70+, M
    1 Response Aug 24, 2012

    Hello, I read through all the postings here

    and I thought I should contribute too. Iam 50 years old now, am from Germany and live in the USA now. I have Glaucoma from birth. First time I had surgery, was when I was 6 weeks old. Of corse at that time way back in the 60s medicine was not as far advanced as it is today, so...
    LordAshcroft LordAshcroft
    51-55, M
    Aug 15, 2015

    Not the Usual Exam

    SO I had an appointment with my eye doctor a couple of years ago. Just the usual exam, nothing big. He checks the pressure in my eyes and then the next thing I'm hearing is too high and more tests to see if my eyes were damaged.Long story short, now I have to put drops in my eyes...
    nicoleal20 nicoleal20
    46-50, F
    Sep 4, 2008

    My Eyes Suck.

    So I've been wearing glasses for as long as I can remember and I was always that girl that had the super strong prescription well I went to the eye doctor the other day and now I can honestly say i'm the only 16 year old I know that has glaucoma.
    LizziesSecret LizziesSecret
    18-21, F
    Dec 19, 2012

    I don't have any glaucoma gene in my family -

    mothers side or dads yet my doctor found I had glaucoma in the first 8months of my life. I have been in countless operations, my eyes have been in a magazine about glaucoma in children. I am 15 now, and I've worn glasses all my life. I've been bullied for it but to be honest...
    aliciajayc aliciajayc
    16-17, F
    Apr 2, 2015

    Eyes Are Just Bad

    I have lattice degeneration, and glaucoma now. My eyes have been bad since birth (I was born 3 months early and placed under billy lights without my eyes covered...they didn't know that stuff in the sixties, or it is just a birth defect ) The hardest part for me has been the...
    xena222 xena222
    41-45, F
    Dec 7, 2012

    Still Going Strong

    I was six months old when my parents first took me to the doctor. I was diagnosed in my hometown and got it confirmed at another hospital two hours away. I had five surgeries when I was a baby; one at age seven, and one at age thirteen----the last when I had been doing...
    buddhamilgaya buddhamilgaya
    18-21
    3 Responses Jan 16, 2012

    Surgery Awaits

    Just saw my doctor this morning. I seem to be rejecting every drop regimen he gives me and now he tells me I'm a good candidate for surgery. Both my mother and brother are blind to some extent because of glaucoma and I fear I'm headed in that direction. He said he would prefer...
    Majokal Majokal
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Aug 23, 2012
    brokenowl brokenowl
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 15, 2014

    Born With Glaucoma

    I was born with Glaucoma. I have been to an eye specialist (who has now retired) for 17 almost 18 years of my life I can literally say that I went to see this doctor right after I was born. The thing about having Glaucoma for me is that it kind of bugs me , (and of course it...
    bubblynng08 bubblynng08
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Feb 25, 2011

    I'm 22 and I have glaucoma it makes me very sad

    because my vision is getting worse I already lost near vision in my right eye and the same thing will prob happen in my other I'm worried and I take drops daily before the surgery my eye pressure was 58 😔I'm so young I can't deal with this anymore I had it since I was 20
    jdscanlon11 jdscanlon11
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 27, 2015

    in 2010 i was diagnosed with pigment dispersion

    glaucoma with ex-stream light sensitivity. i went to sleep one night and woke up blind, just like that. i am 42 going on 43, the type of glaucoma i have they say hits women under 40 and it got me at 39. after 2 surgeries and 18 months of drops and doctor visits i now have most...
    sgress72 sgress72
    41-45, F
    Sep 14, 2015

    I went to my local opticians 6 years ago

    and he sent a letter to my doctor to ask that I be referred to my local eye hospital. Where it was found that I had early stages of glaucoma which was caused by the pressure in the back of my eyes. It was not my usual optometrist who noticed this it was a stand in as my usual...
    BluePanther7 BluePanther7
    46-50, M
    8 Responses Aug 31, 2014

    I Have Glaucome Too!

    In 1988 my optometrist said my pressure was too high 32, asked me to seek help ASAP.  As a new mother and without much knowledge-no one in family has glaucoma-I ignored his warning until one day he called and said, " if you don't go, I will drive you".  ...
    Mamaylian Mamaylian
    61-65, F
    1 Response Sep 22, 2009

    I Got Glaucoma After I See Floaters At Age 20

    im from indonesia, so before sorry if my english is not good :D i never notice i ll get the eyes problem, my visual and vision is always good, i dont wear glasses or something,, so i really never go to eye doctor to check my self... but one day, i was sick n fever during my fever...
    frenzy1992 frenzy1992
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 25, 2012
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