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World Glaucoma Week 2018

World Glaucoma Week 2018 is 11th to 17th March. The event is a collaboration between the World Glaucoma Association and the World Glaucoma Patient Association, and involves a series of activities to raise awareness of the condition and encourage people to have regular eye (and optic nerve) checks.

Glaucoma is usually painless and does not have symptoms until it is quite advanced, so regular eye tests are vital. The tests are quick and painless. Although any vision which has been lost to glaucoma cannot be recovered, with early diagnosis, careful monitoring and regular use of treatments, the vast majority of people retain useful sight for life.

For more information about World Glaucoma Week, visit the International Glaucoma Association (IGA) website, where you can also download posters, and find details of the nine support groups in Wales.

The IGA has a helpline (Sightline) for anyone affected by the condition, the number is 01233 64 81 70.

North Wales Social Groups

Vision Support organises five social groups in North Wales.

Anyone wanting further information on these groups can call Vision Support's Prestatyn Sight Loss Centre on 01745 472558 or the head office in Chester at 01244 381515.

Your Voice A Shared Vision - WCB's Regional Events

South East Wales Regional Forum

Wednesday, 14th March 2018, Newport. Dolman Theatre, Kingsway Shopping Centre, 8 Emlyn St, Newport NP20 1HY. 11am - 2pm

West Wales Regional Forum

Wednesday, 28th March 2018, Carmarthen Bowling Club, St Peter's St, Carmarthen SA31 1LN. 11am - 2pm

Public Health Wales will be attending the events to gather your views on how to ensure your communication needs are captured by your GP surgery.

The events are free to attend and include a buffet lunch. We can also offer reasonable bursaries towards transport costs.

If you are interested in attending, please contact WCB on 02920 473954 to register your attendance and to record any special access or dietary requirements.

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