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Mar 2021
Michelle's Story
"...I am so thankful to all the wonderful medical staff that work so hard for their patients...and to the generosity of family members who help facilitate organ donation, so that people like myself can receive the gift of sight..."
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Mar 2021
My Copenhagen story: indeed, ‘The world is bright, save your sight’!
'...previously I had not felt any pain to alert me that my eyesight was under serious threat. This is why eye specialists call glaucoma the “silent thief of sight”.'
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Mar 2021
Researchers Identify 127 Glaucoma Genes in Largest Study of its Kind
Ten Australian institutions involving some of the country’s most prominent glaucoma researchers were involved in the international effort which analysed genes in more than 34,000 people with glaucoma across multiple ancestries for the first time...
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Mar 2021
Veronica Sets Her Sights on Independence After Glaucoma Diagnosis
Blue Mountains - based, Veronica Dooley, now 92 years old, was diagnosed with glaucoma more than 32 years ago...
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Mar 2021
Sebastian Sees the World Through Glaucoma
Sebastian Correa, 24, from Melbourne, who was diagnosed with congenital glaucoma at just three months old...
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Mar 2021
Elizabeth's Story
I did have a family history, both my mother and aunt had glaucoma, so I was immediately sent off to an ophthalmologist, who confirmed my condition. Fortunately, it was caught early, and I have suffered no loss of vision...
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Mar 2021
Glaucoma Australia Launches New ‘Treat Your Eyes’ campaign for World ...
Glaucoma Australia launches ‘Treat Your Eyes’ campaign, fronted by Iconic Aussie rock star Kirk Pengilly, and aimed at encouraging Australians to treat their eyes to an eye test in support of World Glaucoma Week.
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Mar 2021
Lorraine's Story
I don't know where my glaucoma came from, as both grandmothers died young in their 60's, and my parents did not have glaucoma either. When my own two children go to replace their glasses, they now have a glaucoma test...
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Mar 2021
Measuring the Impact of COVID-19 on Eye Care
Measuring the impact of COVID-19 on eye care...
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