Media and Communications Articles


Glaucoma Australia announces Governor-General as new Patron

October 2019 - The Governor-General will serve as Patron of Glaucoma Australia, promoting the organisation, its mission to eliminate glaucoma blindness, and the patient centred services it provides.


Glaucoma Australia Announces New Research Grant Recipients

10 October 2019 - Glaucoma Australia is delighted to announce research grants have been awarded to Dr George Kong, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and Professor Jamie Craig, Flinders University. 


Glaucoma Australia Launches New Research Grants Program

1 July 2019 - Glaucoma Australia will award $200,000 in the first round of its new Glaucoma Research Grants Program funded by the William A Quinlivan Research Fund. Applications are now open until 1 September 2019, with the successful recipients being announced on World Sight Day (10 October 2019).


Glaucoma Australia launches a bold new referral response intervention

21 June 2018 - Glaucoma Australia has today announced the launch of its new patient support journey. In consultation with the eye care industry Glaucoma Australia has developed a new intervention and education program designed to increase adherence and reduce vision loss.


New Pharmacy Committee Chair Joins Glaucoma Australia Council

Glaucoma Australia welcomes new Council Member and Pharmacy Committee Chair Suzanne Schultz. Together with the GA Pharmacy Committee, Suzanne aims to encourage people with glaucoma to faithfully adhere to their prescribed treatment and save sight.


Glaucoma Australia Builds Patient Education Team

Glaucoma Australia is delighted to welcome orthoptists Jan Howlett and Sapna Nand to the patient education team. Jan and Sapna will provide over the phone support and education to people with glaucoma, their families, carers and friends to help them to understand glaucoma and the treatment options available to them.


Glaucoma Now has a new home – in Australia 

23 May 2018 Continuing Medical Education publication Glaucoma Now has a new home and from May 2018 is now hosted by Glaucoma Australia.  Previously hosted in Europe the online publication has moved down under and will continue to be distributed worldwide.


Glaucoma Awareness Week campaign aims to find 150,000 Aussies who are unaware they have glaucoma

Despite being the world’s leading cause of irreversible blindness, more than 10 million Aussies do not automatically think to have a simple eye exam by an optometrist or ophthalmologist which can save their sight. This means they are potentially suffering preventable but irreversible blindness.


Glaucoma Australia appoints Annie Gibbins next CEO

November 2017 - Glaucoma Australia (GA) is delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs Annie Gibbins as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective 1 February 2018. She succeeds Mr Geoff Pollard, who will retire after 7 years at the helm of GA.


Increased Optometry Input into Glaucoma Australia Awareness Activities

In a move that further recognises the importance of optometry in managing patients with glaucoma and improving the low glaucoma detection rates in Australia, Glaucoma Australia has made a second optometrist appointment to its Council of Management (Council).