Macquarie University ophthalmology researchers have discovered a link between the protein neuroserpin and glaucoma and developed a technique for a gene therapy that could help treat the world’s leading cause of irreversible blindness.
I was diagnosed with open-angle glaucoma in 1993, when I began to see auras around streetlamps.
I also have to put in lubricating eye drops about five times daily to counter the negative effects of the prescription drops.
More than 5,000 Australians have already volunteered to take part in the QIMR Berghofer Genetics of Glaucoma study, but the researchers are appealing for more participants.
Australia faces a $4.3 billion economic hit from the impact of “the silent thief of sight” - glaucoma - by 2025 unless the Federal Government invests now to support sufferers.
A sample of saliva could soon determine which patients are at increased risk of developing glaucoma well before the disease can be diagnosed.
Glaucoma Australia now provides an even more inclusive online experience to enable website visitors to access online content in a way that best suits their needs.
This month, Glaucoma Australia CEO Richard Wylie, visited Canberra and met with key political figures to spread awareness about glaucoma and the work of the organisation.
In early 2021, I was diagnosed with macular puckering in both eyes which required a double vitrectomy...