Glaucoma: Aruna's story 

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that affect vision. Aruna talks about her diagnosis and subsequent treatment.

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Transcript of Glaucoma: Aruna's story

I used to go for regular eye tests and you know how women are so proud,

I thought I don't want to wear spectacles any more

and want laser surgery.

I went for a second opinion

to find out if my eyes were suitable for laser surgery.

And I was diagnosed with glaucoma then

and I got such a shock.

They said, "We'll try laser surgery first,

making a hole in your eye so that the pressure behind could be released.

Now I have to put drops in my eyes every night.

It was very simple. People don't realise how simple it is to save your sight.

And how important it is to have regular eye tests,

because if I had not gone for regular eye tests as I had been,

today I might not be sitting here talking to you and being able to see.

And I have a little granddaughter I dote on

and I would have not been able to see her grow up.

here are so many things in your life you want to experience and see,

and I would have not been able to do that.

Since my glaucoma was caught quite early,

I did not experience any tunnel vision, I could see around me as well.

And I have never been told by the optician that I have lost some sight,

so I guess I was just lucky.


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