Kids Eyes: Overcoming Fear and Non-Compliance
in News, Paediatrics
5 Aug 2014
“You know your child best and whether preparation for the clinic involves discussing drops ahead of time or not. The most supportive environment for your child is when you and the doctor are working together and presenting a consistent approach.”
Professor John Grigg from the Save Sight Institute is a member of the Childhood Glaucoma Research Network (CGRN), an international network of clinicians and scientists who specialise in treating children with glaucoma.
The CGRN connects doctors around the globe to leverage each member’s unique expertise and understanding of paediatric eye disease and glaucoma in order to promote progress and advance research in the care of childhood glaucoma.
In addition to furthering research and quality of care, the CGRN also develops resources for parents and caregivers so they are empowered and encouraged to take an active role in the care of their child with glaucoma, so they can advocate for their child and adopt constructive ways to face the challenges of raising a child with chronic disease.
The August edition of their Community Connections newsletter features some excellent ideas for helping children who are frightened of eye drops or non-compliant with glasses.