Your stories

On this page we share the personal stories of people who are living with glaucoma. From being diagnosed to getting to grips with treatments and how glaucoma affects everyday life, these stories give a voice to those who are dealing with the disease – and may be experiencing the same things as you or a member of your family.

If you have a story that you would like to share then we’d love to hear from you, so please get in touch by emailing marketing@glaucoma.uk 

Georgie Morrell sits outside laughing and smiling.

Georgie's story

Comedian Georgie Morrell was diagnosed with glaucoma when she was just three years old. Read her story, in her own words, here.

Georgie’s story
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Peter’s story highlights the importance of regular eye health checks

Peter’s diagnosis story
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Our family journey with congenital glaucoma

It’s hard to imagine the range of emotions that you might go through when you’re told your baby or child has glaucoma. We’re grateful to Kelly Seres for sharing her experience with us.

Read it here
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Michael's glaucoma story

Like so many others, Michael’s hectic lifestyle meant he put off having his eyes tested for many years. He is sharing his story to show it is never too early to maintain the health of your eyes.

Michael’s glaucoma story
Scarlett and Eleira

A tale of two sisters

Six-year-old Scarlett has raised an incredible £610 for Glaucoma UK in aid of her sister Eleira, who was diagnosed with glaucoma at six months old.

Read their story
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Helen and Jill's stories

Helen Brazier and Jill Aldred were both diagnosed with glaucoma in their forties and have personal experience of various treatments. They have shared their stories with us.

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Jan's story

Jan was diagnosed with glaucoma in 2015. She has shared her story with us, including the impact that COVID-19 has had on her treatment.

Read it here
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Robina's story

Robina Williams is a Glaucoma UK buddy, and has previously had a trabeculectomy and two laser treatments. She is determined not to let her glaucoma stop her from doing the things she loves.

Read Robina's story