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Mar 2022
Australian Science: At the Forefront of Glaucoma Research

With funding from Glaucoma Australia and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), researchers from Flinders University are conducting a prospective study to validate a Polygenic Risk Score (PRS) for glaucoma.

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Feb 2022
New Test for Early-stage Glaucoma Set to Roll Out

An innovative test developed by a world-leading research team has the potential to improve the management and early treatment of glaucoma patients and those at risk of glaucoma.

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Aileen
Feb 2022
Aileen's Story
Glaucoma is in my family and so it is vitally important to have regular eye checks and to follow up any vision disturbance, pain, redness or discomfort of the eye immediately.
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Optometrist Greeshma Patel with a patient
Feb 2022
The Impact of COVID Lockdowns on Primary Eye Care in VIC and NSW
COVID-19 restrictions and prolonged lockdowns across states and regions have impacted access to eye care across Australia, restricting optometrists from providing routine care...
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Jan 2022
Glaucoma Patient Kelly Mercieca is Living Life to the Full

Kelly Mercieca was diagnosed with congenital glaucoma at five months old, after her mother insisted that something about her watery eyes didn’t seem right...

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Jan 2022
Shannon Davis Completely Blindsided by His Glaucoma Diagnosis

Health-conscious father-of-two Shannon Davis sadly now understands why glaucoma is commonly referred to as a silent thief of sight...

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Jan 2022
Tony Bourke says Australians Need to Open Their Eyes When it Comes to ...

At 41, Tony Bourke realised his eyesight was deteriorating, and despite being aware of his family history of glaucoma, he was in disbelief at the diagnosis...

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Jan 2022
Healthdirect Launches Guide for COVID-19 Positive Australians

With more than a third of callers to the National Coronavirus Helpline asking about isolation, healthdirect has launched a guide to help those who are COVID-19 positive...

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Jan 2022
Symptom Checker Helps Covid-Positive Australians Know When to Seek ...

The healthdirect COVID-19 Symptom Checker has been updated to provide more detailed advice about when COVID-19 positive people should seek medical help...

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