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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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Aug 2021
Does exercising improve my glaucoma?
Exercise is good for our overall health, including eye health. Several studies have also confirmed that people who are more physically active tend to have a lower risk of developing glaucoma. But does the type of exercise matter and, if so, which exercise is the best?
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Aug 2021
Did wearing glasses make me more likely to have glaucoma?
Many people think that myopia (short-sightedness) is a harmless condition that simply requires wearing glasses or undergoing laser surgery to help with eyesight...
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Aug 2021
Westfield Local Hero Award
Our Senior Patient Educator, Sapna Nand is nominated for a Westfield Local Hero award!
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Aug 2021
Glaucoma Genes Associated with High Caffeine Consumption
Analysis of 120,000 records held on the UK Biobank, a large-scale population-based biomedical database, has shed light on the role of genetics and diet in glaucoma...
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