Known as the “sneak thief of sight” because it usually has no symptons, glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness in the U.S. These websites offer information about how to prevent glaucoma and how to cope with it when you have it.
American Glaucoma Society
This is the homepage of a professional society whose members are elected based on their contributions in research, teaching, service and patient care. The site provides information about becoming a member and locating members by geographic area, as well as a members only section.
Glaucoma Foundation
The Foundation is a nonprofit organization that funds glaucoma research and provides outreach and educational services. Its website provides general information about glaucoma (including an online edition of its 20-page brochure for people with glaucoma and their families), news, events, and information about its programs and services.
Glaucoma Research Foundation
This foundation’s website offers a wide variety of informational materials about glaucoma, including brochures and fact sheets about many different glaucoma-related issues. There is also a news section, a research area, a newsletter, and an interactive online service to help people with glaucoma connect with each other.
Glaucoma Service & Foundation at Wills Eye Hospital
This site includes well-written information about glaucoma testing, treatments, medications, and research. There’s also a newsletter, online support chat room, links, and information about the hospital’s services.
International Glaucoma Association (IGA)
With members in 60 countries, this British-based organization supports research and provides informational services and materials about glaucoma. Its website includes a “Patients Centre” with well-organized questions and answers and fact sheets about many glaucoma-related concerns.
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