Glaucoma: a devastating diagnosis

Being diagnosed with a life-changing condition is always going to have a profound effect on someone, but when you’re young and you’ve always looked after your health, it is perhaps even more acute. That was the situation Vicki Hilliam, a registered dietician and naturopath, found herself in 10 years ago.

In spite of a good diet, regular exercise and a holistic lifestyle approach, Titirangi-based Hilliam was given a devastating diagnosis of ‘aggressive’ glaucoma leaving her feeling anxious, lonely and poorly-supported from an emotional perspective.

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