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Support for Children with Glaucoma

Childhood glaucoma is a rare eye condition that may be inherited. Caused by incorrect development of the eye’s drainage system prior to birth, this condition leads to heightened intraocular pressure, which damages the eye and can lead to vision loss. It occurs in babies and young children. Symptoms include “enlarged eyes, cloudiness of the cornea, and photosensitivity (sensitivity to light).” With the right support, children with glaucoma can make best use of the vision they have. The Glaucoma Research Foundation has prepared a reference guide to help parents and professionals support children with glaucoma effectively. Readers will learn about the symptoms, treatment, management, and what to expect. Download the guide on Childhood Glaucoma here. Additional basic information is also available on the Glaucoma Research Foundation’s webpage on Childhood Glaucoma here.