Thirty plus years have passed since I wrote my booklet: Glaucoma, IT CAN SEND YOU BLIND.
My book, My Fight For Sight, is based upon true, documented information and recorded events, collected over the past 30 years.
New information and statistics are still unavailable to truly understand the dire and sad situation concerning blindness from glaucoma in Australia. 30 years on!
In 1986 the available statistics suggested about 200,000 Australians suffered from glaucoma.
In 2017 medical authorities in Australia put the figure at 300,000!
Medical evidence supports that in fact 20% of those with a family history of glaucoma are at high risk of losing their precious eyesight!
My booklet, Glaucoma, IT CAN SEND YOU BLIND, is no longer for sale. All monies from booklet sales and donations collected are duly accounted for and were handed-over to the ‘National Glaucoma Foundation of Australia’, now known as ‘Glaucoma Australia’.
New and better medication is now available, dramatically improving a more positive outcome for anyone diagnosed with glaucoma!
But sadly, Australia still lags behind the rest of the civilised world, by about 10 to 15 years, in preventing blindness from glaucoma through awareness!
My booklet is now available free of charge from my website at my fightforsight. com
I will bring the issues raised in my book to the attention of our local, state and federal members of parliament, requesting their support for a public inquiry.