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Eye disease danger to be spelt out
Extremely common: Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness in
Glaucoma NZ is holding a free pub-
lic meeting next month to share an
Don't let the sneak thief of sight
take away your quality of life.''
Glaucoma is dubbed the sneak
thief of sight because once it begins
to steal away peripheral vision peo-
ple don't realise it's happening.
What's worse, you can never get
back the sight that's been stolen,''
Glaucoma NZ says.
Glaucoma is the leading cause of
preventable blindness in New Zea-
One of the reasons people still go
blind from glaucoma is because they
only notice loss of vision very late in
There are no symptoms at first.
They might start stumbling into
things and fall and blame old age or
Left this late glaucoma can mean
the loss of a driver's licence, or
inability to carry out usual work,
sport or hobbies.
However, with early diagnosis
and appropriate treatment people
can save themselves from further
Glaucoma is extremely common,
but health professionals estimate
that 50 per cent of people with glau-
coma do not even realise they have
it.Regular eye health examinations
by an optometrist will assess
whether people have or are at risk
of developing glaucoma.
Glaucoma NZ is a non-
government funded charitable trust
working to reduce the effects of
glaucoma in New Zealand.
It recommends that everyone has
an eye examination at age 45 and
then five yearly until age 60 and
every three years after that.
If you know of extra risk factors
such as a family history, steroid use
or a previous eye injury you should
be examined earlier.
Go to glaucoma.org.nz or phone
0800 GLAUCOMA (0800 452 826)
for more information.
Glaucoma NZ is holding a free
public meeting at 10am on May 4 at
the Mary Thomas Centre, Channel
View Lounge, 3 Gibbons Rd, Taka-
Ophthalmologist Dr Dean Corbett
will speak about glaucoma and
Borneo trip for zoo visitor
Youngsters visiting the Auckland
Zoo these school holidays will have
the chance to explore the world as
part of the Intrepid Explorers
Zoo visitors can go to Passport
Control'' on arrival to collect a pass-
port and pencil then head off to trav-
erse Africa, explore the New Zea-
land rainforest or go walkabout in
Australia, South-East Asia and
Participants will learn about the
animals as they go and answer
questions inside their passport by
reading the signs along the way.
Those who collect all five passport
stamps as they travel past the
tigers, wallabies, hippos, kiwi and
pygmy marmosets can return their
completed passport to Passport
Control'' to collect the final stamp
and go in a prize draw.
The winner will receive an 11-day
Intrepid family trip to Borneo, plus
return flights for two adults and two
Explore the natural wonders of
tropical Sabah, learn how orphaned
orangutans are rehabilitated back
into the wild, swim among colourful
fish and spot wildlife in Borneo's
steamy jungles. Along the way,
make friends with local villagers,
try delicious cuisine and enjoy
plenty of time to kick back and
Intrepid Explorers is at the zoo
until May 4.
Normal zoo admission prices
apply. Go to aucklandzoo.co.nz for
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