It's World Glaucoma Week (7th - 13th March) and Glaucoma UK are running a series of digital glaucoma support groups and other activities during the week.

They also have a new page on their website all about glaucoma self-care - https://glaucoma.uk/care-support/glaucoma-self-care/ and will be launching a Glaucoma podcast on their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/glaucomauk/ .

Digital Support Groups

8th March (3pm) – My experience of glaucoma surgery – We will be joined by 2 patients who have had glaucoma surgery (a trabeculectomy and a shunt) who will talk about their experience and answer questions. Link to register https://glaucoma.uk/events/my-experience-of-glaucoma-surgery-digital-glaucoma-support-group/

9th March (1:30pm) - My experience of taking part in glaucoma research – We will be joined by Mark Wagstaff who took part in glaucoma research into visual field monitoring. Link to register https://glaucoma.uk/events/my-experience-of-taking-part-in-glaucoma-research-digital-glaucoma-support-group/

11th March (7pm) – Who can help with my glaucoma: What support is available between appointments? Glaucoma UK will be joined by 2 Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (ECLO’s). As well as glaucoma specific support, we will be discussing vision loss and the many services available to support you if this occurs. Link to register https://glaucoma.uk/events/who-can-help-with-my-glaucoma-what-support-is-available-between-appointments-digital-glaucoma-support-group/

12th March (6pm) – Glaucoma self-care; how I look after my eyes. We will be joined by a former Glaucoma UK trustee who will talk about his life with glaucoma for over 30 years, including learning how to be a pilot! Then we’ll open the floor to you to share your hints, tips and frustrations of living with glaucoma. Link to register https://glaucoma.uk/events/glaucoma-self-care-how-i-look-after-my-eyes-digital-glaucoma-support-group/

19th March (3pm) - Glaucoma and Eye Drops – Angela James, Ophthalmic Pharmacist with NHS Lothian will talk all things eye drops! Great presentation for anyone struggling with drops or needs advice. Link to register https://glaucoma.uk/events/glaucoma-and-eye-drops-digital-glaucoma-support-group/