From RNZ Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:15 pm on 11 July 2019
There’s a group of Kiwis out there who may be close to losing their sight – but they don’t know it.
Most people only see an optometrist if they think they need glasses, so many New Zealanders with glaucoma are legally blind before they have any symptoms.
It’s Glaucoma Awareness Month and there’s a big push for people to get their eyes checked before it’s too late. Professor Helen Danesh-Meyer is here to explain the disease.