A support group to offer help and advice for people with the eye condition glaucoma is to be held on 22 September at 5pm in the Lecture Theatre, Postgraduate Centre at Eastbourne DGH.
Lorraine Manklow, Deputy Head Orthoptist said, “There are approximately 6,000 patients with glaucoma locally. Glaucoma is a condition which can affect eye sight, and is frequently related to a build-up of pressure within the eye. It is often picked up by local opticians and regular eye tests are recommended. We are holding this event to offer help and advice.”
A talk will be given by Mr Hickman Casey, a glaucoma specialist consultant on new advances in the treatment of glaucoma. Lorraine will give a talk on the effects of glaucoma on driving ability and a spokesperson from the International Glaucoma association will talk techniques to improve the instillation of eye drops.
Places are limited, so anyone wishing to attend is asked to book as soon as possible. Call 4174000, ext. 4043 and leave a name to reserve a place.