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Allergan Initiates “My Glaucoma” Awareness Campaign

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■ Allergan has embarked on a national education campaign called My Glaucoma. The campaign is designed to help people understand the burden of living with glaucoma and empower those with the disease and their caregivers to feel comfortable speaking with their doctor about a treatment regimen that fits their lifestyle.

The resources available on www.myglaucoma.com are supported by a new survey of patients living with glaucoma and eye doctors, conducted in collaboration with Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF), which found more than 75% of patients worry about vision loss because of the disease, but nearly half consider glaucoma to be only somewhat or not serious. In fact, research published by the American Journal of Ophthalmology suggests that 27% of patients with glaucoma are estimated to go blind in 1 eye over a 10-year period. GP