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Sep 2021
Julie's Story
My children are very aware of my condition and know that they must have regular eye tests, especially the peripheral tests...
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Sep 2021
Navjit Kaur - Volunteer Story
It’s very different to go from reading about the disease in a textbook, to seeing how it changes people’s lives.
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Aug 2021
Glaucoma Australia Research Grant Update 2021
For patients with glaucoma, the ability to detect any changes in their peripheral vision (visual field) is critical to their management...
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Aug 2021
Lynette’s Story
My mum was diagnosed with glaucoma when I was very young, and by the time she was 80 years old, she was legally blind...
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Aug 2021
Susan's Story
In my forties, I began to need help with reading in poor light and fine print. I had my eyes tested and acquired reading glasses...
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Aug 2021
Does stress make my glaucoma worse?
One of our body’s natural responses to stress, whether physical or psychological, is the release of cortisol – a steroid that is part of our fight or flight response...
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Aug 2021
If my family have glaucoma, is my glaucoma likely to be more severe?
Glaucoma can present in anyone – whether your family members had it or not. However, it wasn’t until the mid-1990s that scientists realised glaucoma is commonly an inherited disease...
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Aug 2021
Does poor sleep make my glaucoma worse?
Disturbed sleep, including snoring, is a common problem. However, snoring may be a symptom of a more severe condition, obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). In OSA, airflow is completely or partially obstructed for a period of time...
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Aug 2021
What major health conditions should people with glaucoma look out for?
While glaucoma seems to be a problem that only affects your eye, there are some health conditions that are more common in people with glaucoma...
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