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Don’t miss their moments

Glaucoma develops slowly and often without any symptoms. Left untreated, it can cause vision loss and may even lead to blindness.1 Visit your optometrist for a glaucoma eye check and learn more below

 

 

Be #GlaucomaAware

Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease that damages the optic nerve 1 and is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide.1

 In Australia, over 300,000 people have glaucoma but only half have been diagnosed.1

 Known as the silent thief of sight, glaucoma is often asymptomatic, leaving people undetected until the disease reaches an advanced stage.1

 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.1

 Permanent blindness from glaucoma is a tragedy that’s largely preventable.

 The Glaucoma Aware campaign aims to encourage Australians to avoid missing out of life’s special moments and get their eyes checked for glaucoma.

 Explore the site for more information and resources. Help us spread the message and let’s make Australia #GlaucomaAware

 

What is glaucoma?
Glaucoma: What it looks like and how it affects your eye sight. Learn more about the leading cause of irreversible blindness.

Who is at risk?
Are you at risk? There are a number of factors known to increase the likelihood of developing glaucoma.

Detection
Learn more about optometrists and ophthalmologists and how they can detect glaucoma to help you protect your vision.

 

Resources

Download and share these resources about glaucoma. We want to raise awareness by sharing risk information, busting myths and spreading facts about the disease.

Glaucoma Aware Posters

Don’t Miss Their Moment’ Posters - Download the campaign posters and help Australia be #GlaucomaAware

 

Facts About Glaucoma Infographic

Facts About Glaucoma infographic - Learn more about the treatments, risk factors and more facts about glaucoma.

 

Glaucoma Risk Factors Infographic

Glaucoma Risk Factors infographic - Several factors are known to increase one’s risk of glaucoma including age, ethnicity, genetics and ocular (eye-related) factors. Check out our Risk Factors infographic.

 

Myths About Glaucoma Infographic

Glaucoma Myths infographic - How much do you really know about this potentially blinding eye disease? Learn more about common glaucoma myths, busted.

 

Glaucoma Awareness Survey Results Infographic

Awareness Survey infographic - 87% of Australians think having an annual eye exam is important but only 1 in 3 are actually getting one. Read about the other findings here.

 

References

Glaucoma Australia. What is Glaucoma? www.glaucoma.org.au/about-glaucoma/what-is-glaucoma/. [last accessed February 2017]

 

Disclaimer

Glaucoma Aware is sponsored by Novartis and proudly supported by Glaucoma Australia and OPSM

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Date of preparation: Feb 2017 – AU- 0900