Did you know that over 300,000 Australians are thought to have glaucoma, but only 50% have been diagnosed; and if you have a first degree relative with glaucoma, you have a 1 in 4 chance of developing glaucoma too?
Known as the 'silent thief of sight' glaucoma is a progressive eye disease that develops slowly and often without any symptoms, leaving people undetected until the disease reaches an advanced stage. Left untreated, it can cause irreversible vision loss and may even lead to blindness.
While vision loss can’t be restored, early diagnosis and treatment can delay or halt the progression of the disease. That is why it’s so important to detect the problem as early as possible.
Glaucoma Australia raise precious funds for glaucoma awareness, education, support and research.
Your generous gift today will help increase awareness and improve early detection and adherence to treatment among people with glaucoma, enabling them to live life to their fullest potential, with the education and support they need, until a cure is found.