In World Glaucoma Week 2023 (12-18 March), we highlighted factors that can put you at an increased risk of glaucoma.
It’s important for everyone to attend a routine eye test once every two years unless you’ve been told otherwise by a doctor, but it’s especially important for anyone who is more likely to develop glaucoma. Your age, family history, ethnicity and blood pressure can all impact your risk.
To draw attention to these risk factors, Nishani Ameresinghe, a Consultant Ophthalmologist from Southampton, and Choon Young Tan, who was diagnosed with glaucoma last year, both spoke to us about their experiences. You can hear what they had to say below.