What is the Glaucoma UK buddy scheme?

Glaucoma UK provide a buddy scheme for people who have been told they need to have one of the following operations:

  • Trabeculectomy
  • Cataract surgery
  • Laser and shunt surgery

The service is for people who have not yet had the surgery and would like some support from someone who has already had the procedure (the ‘Buddy’). They can talk you through their own experience of the treatment, relate to concerns you may have and answer any questions. You usually have one pre-op and one post-op call. Sometimes you may agree with the buddy that further phone calls would be useful.

You can find out more about the Glaucoma UK Buddy Scheme on their website:

You can also contact them:

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