Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions where the optic nerve becomes damaged leading to vision deterioration.
It is estimated that around 300,000 Australians have glaucoma and half of them don't even know it. Many people remain undiagnosed until it's too late and irreversible vision lost occurs.Glaucoma is included as one of the pre-existing medical conditions that is automatically covered by our policies. When you book your policy make sure you notify us of your condition so that you are automatically covered for any claim relating to this condition (provided you have not been hospitalised for the condition in the past 24 months).
Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. One in 10 Australians over 80 will develop glaucoma. At present, 50% of people with glaucoma in Australia are undiagnosed. Source: Tunnel Vision. The economic impact of Open Angle Glaucoma, Centre for Eye Research Australia, 2008. We highly recommend you take out travel insurance when holidaying with glaucoma.
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