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For Some, Glaucoma Strikes at a Young Age
Date:4/20/2012

mpathy, not just for people with glaucoma but any disease in general. You start to have an understanding of what people go through."

The toughest part of living with glaucoma, he said, is the uncertainty.

"It's chronic, and there's no cure," Esguerra said. "I'm always trying to figure out what lowers my eye pressure and what activities raise it, but with glaucoma, there's no real end. There's no goal to shoot for."

He also acknowledged that there are definitely days when having glaucoma gets to him, though he tries to stay positive most of the time.

"I've tried not to let it slow me down," he said. "Looking forward is the key thing. I just graduated [last]year, and now I'm looking at what's next for me."

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A companion article offers a more in-depth look at glaucoma.

SOURCE: A.J. Esguerra, Cambridge, Mass.


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