It was a pleasure for Glaucoma Australia’s CEO, Richard Wylie, to attend the Women in Business and Agriculture SA Inc (WAB) annual general meeting.
The first patient has been enrolled in a prospective, randomised, multicentre study to investigate canaloplasty with the new iTrack Advance CATALYST Study.
A recent study from New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai has found that a new,
high-tech imaging method may be able to detect early signs of glaucoma and therefore effectively prevent the onset of irreversible vision loss.
Early detection is one of the best defences you can have against glaucoma and so, knowing your family’s history is essential in determining whether you may be at risk.
I was diagnosed a few years ago, not too long ago, but it´s a few years now. At first it wasn´t a definite diagnosis, just a "possible". I wanted it to be a mistake, to be something else, something fixable.
I developed glaucoma 10 years ago, as it is hereditary and my mother had been diagnosed with it. I have to take eye drops once a day at night, one in each eye.
Given the convincing findings from the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) on supplement recommendations in slowing down progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), it is not surprising that the role of diet and supplements has also been examined in glaucoma management.
In this study, researchers are testing an investigational drug for adults with ocular hypertension.
I was diagnosed with glaucoma in 2009 at the age of 69. I had noticed for about three years before this, that I had missing parts of vision in my right eye.