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The Glaucoma Issue

Guiding and informing people who are being treated for glaucoma has a positive impact: adherence rates double with the knowledge of two facts: glaucoma can blind and treatment can save sight.


What is an Orthoptist?

Whilst not many people know what an Orthoptist is, many have been helped by one. This week (5 – 9 March) is Orthoptics Awareness Week, and Orthoptics Australia are asking us to ‘Discover the Depths of Orthoptics’.


Glaucoma myth busting #3

MYTH: Glaucoma only affects older people.


Glaucoma myth busting #2

Myth: I cannot have glaucoma, my vision is good!


Glaucoma myth busting #1

Myth: people with glaucoma always have high eye pressure.


Angle-closure glaucoma detection and interventions

Less common than Open-angle glaucoma, Angle-closure glaucoma can be far more serious. Angle-closure glaucoma can be Acute, Intermittent or Chronic.


Genetics promise personalised treatment to prevent glaucoma blindness

Glaucoma Australia welcomes the announcement that the Australian Government will be investing $9.46 million into genetics research aimed at preventing glaucoma blindness.


Glaucoma Australia appoints Annie Gibbins next CEO

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.


Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery

These procedures use tiny incisions to place microscopic devices inside the eye to lower the pressure inside the eye, aiming to reduce or eliminate the need for glaucoma eye drops or invasive surgery.


New $10 note launched

Tomorrow will see the next generation $10 banknote released into general circulation. The new $10 note features two small raised dots along one edge to assist people who are blind or have low vision, to identify it.