Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can damage the optic nerve and result in vision loss and blindness. In this section, you can find out more about glaucoma and how you can manage care for yourself or a loved one.

 

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Healthy Living

For people with glaucoma or at risk of developing it, a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and a nutritious diet is especially important. Learn how healthy living can impact eye health.

 

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Understanding Glaucoma

Read our Quick Facts about Glaucoma, and learn about the different types of this disease. Topics include prevention and risk factors, signs and symptoms, screening and diagnosis, and treatments.

 

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Managing Glaucoma

Take charge of your eye care by learning ways to help manage the disease. Learn about: what to do when you are newly diagnosed; the medications and surgery that may slow the disease; and the top questions to ask your doctor. Also provided are tips on navigating financial issues, including insurance and government benefits.

 

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Living with Glaucoma

Read suggestions on ways to adapt to vision changes, including visual rehabilitation work, home and personal safety measures, and other steps to preserve independence and quality of life. Read our Helpful Resources for Glaucoma.

 

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Caregiving

Learn about ways to care for a loved one with glaucoma, including low-vision aids, help with daily tasks, and support for the emotional effects of vision loss. As a caregiver, it’s also important to take care of yourself, perhaps through support groups and respite services. Read more, including our Helpful Resources page.

 

Publications

Our scientifically-vetted resources will help you understand and manage symptoms, treatment, and prevention of diseases of mind and sight.

 

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BrightFocus takes a 360° approach to fund innovative scientific research worldwide to defeat Glaucoma, exploring the full range of scientific paths toward better treatments and ultimately a cure.

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