World Glaucoma Week 2017

14 Mar 2017 in News

World Glaucoma Week 2017 World Glaucoma Week 2017

Chairman takes part in worldwide campaign

Boston Town chairman Mick Vines has taken part in a global campaign to raise awareness of the eye condition glaucoma.
He tells his story in a new film aimed at showing the importance of eye test into detection the the condition during World Glaucoma Week 2017, which runs until 18 March.
The International Glaucoma Association teamed up with Vision Express to make the film, which was shot at the Club's DWB Stadium.
Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions in which the optic nerve is damaged, resulting in patchy vision and a gradual loss of sight. It affects 64 million people worldwide and 600,000 Britons.
In the film, Mr Vines, explains how he has a close family history of glaucoma, as his mother previously experienced the condition. A year ago, Michael first noticed a problem with his eyes and, following an appointment with an optometrist, he was referred to a consultant who carried out further tests and diagnosed glaucoma in his right eye. Mr Vines is now able to control the condition by taking eye drops.  


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