I was hit in the left eye with a fully extended octopus strap and destroyed the Schlemm canal of my eye. Dr Ivan Goldberg took over and performed a Trabeculectomy followed by injections of 5-fluorouracil into the eyeball to prevent growth of scar cells over the Trabeculectomy.
I didn't have any tell-tale signs of vision loss but thankfully my Optometrist detected increased pressure during a routine eye check. I am grateful it was picked up early and knew I had to act quickly.
In a world first, ophthalmology experts at Flinders University will determine the effectiveness and suitability of using SLT as an early intervention to prevent the onset of visual loss from glaucoma.
Researchers have developed a gene therapy that has lowered intraocular pressure (IOP) in animal models, suggesting that glaucoma can be readily treated with gene therapy–based methods, paving the way for deployment in clinical trials.
In the late 90's I was admitted to the emergency department at a major hospital in Melbourne with a severe headache to the right side of my head and severe pain in my right eye. The pain was so excruciating that my right eyeball felt like it was going to explode.
I am only a few months into my journey and where that leads I have no idea...but to walk in the steps of those before me gives me hope and warmth in my heart.
I was 25 when I was diagnosed with glaucoma. I urge anyone who is my age or younger to reach out and not to give up the fight, anything can happen and you are not alone in any of this.
Glaucoma detection and monitoring have reached new horizons with the pioneering application of hyperspectral imaging of cellular autofluorescence.
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.