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Poplar trees in Cooma
May 2024
Glynn's Story

A couple of years later I developed traumatic glaucoma as a direct result of the surgery, and have received various treatments since, taking care of both eyes as a precaution.

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A young male optometrist wearing a white lab coat looking into the lens of a slit lamp.
May 2024
Performance and Safety of Optometrist-Delivered SLT for Glaucoma

During the past decade, glaucoma care in the UK has changed dramatically, with more non-medical ophthalmic practitioners involved. As such, optometrists and other non-medical professionals have been delivering laser treatments including SLT in the Hospital Eye Service (HES).

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Chair of Glaucoma Australia Research Committee, Professor Bang Bui
May 2024
Investing in Innovation: Glaucoma Australia Calls for Grant Applications

Funding research to enhance glaucoma detection, treatment, and the lives of individuals with glaucoma is fundamental to Glaucoma Australia's mission to prevent glaucoma blindness.

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Nerve cell, computer generated artwork.
Apr 2024
Protein Could Repair Optic Nerve

Researchers have identified a potentially transformative factor for regenerating damaged optic nerves, which they believe could one day prevent irreversible blindness.

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Val Tosswill
Apr 2024
Glaucoma Australia Welcomes Val Tosswill to its Patient Support Team

Glaucoma Australia is thrilled to welcome Senior Orthoptist Patient Educator Val Tosswill to provide comprehensive support to patients enrolled in its SiGHTWiSE Patient Support Program. 

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A computer generated graphic showing a cross section of the human eye with a laser targeting the trabecular meshwork.
Mar 2024
Glaucoma Researchers Deliver Verdict on SLT Versus Eye Drops in LiGHT ...

The landmark Laser in Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension (LiGHT) Trial – that ultimately recommended selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) as a first-line glaucoma intervention – has published six-year results further demonstrating the clinical effectiveness of the treatment.

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Retired couple sitting on a jetty with the sunrise behind them.
Mar 2024
‘Interventional Glaucoma’ and What it Means For These Australian ...

To accommodate an ageing population, glaucoma management is transitioning from reactive treatment regimens to proactive ones. Three key experts detail what this mindset shift entails and how they employ it in practise.

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Dr Nathan Kerr performing Australia’s first surgery with the MINIject MIGS device at the end of 2023.
Mar 2024
Glaucoma Update 2024: The Treatment Landscape

As issues with compliance and a reduction of life-quality are commonly associated with eye drops, the industry is exploring new avenues that are revolutionising the treatment landscape.

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Optometrist checking an older man's eyes.
Mar 2024
Glaucoma Update 2024: Working Together

With the rising numbers of patients diagnosed with glaucoma – and oversubscription of public ophthalmology departments – the Glaucoma Community Collaborative Care Program at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne is designed to alleviate some of this pressure.

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