PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What can I do for a parent who needs glaucoma surgery?

ANSWER

If your parent faces surgery, do what you can to help him or her prepare, then arrange transportation to follow-up visits to the doctor.

There are many services and products available to help someone with impaired vision continue to write checks, organize their kitchen, tell time, and even play cards. Contact the Glaucoma Foundation to learn about them. The best help you can offer is your emotional support.

SOURCES: 

National Eye Institute. 

Glaucoma Research Foundation.

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on December 07, 2017

SOURCES: 

National Eye Institute. 

Glaucoma Research Foundation.

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on December 07, 2017

NEXT QUESTION:

What are the advantages of LASIK eye surgery?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.

    Other Answers On: