News, Research and Lifestyle Articles

 

Vitamin B3 shows promise for glaucoma patients in world-first clinical trial

A trial led by the Centre for Eye Research Australia has shown that vitamin B3 (nicotinamide) could play an important role in protecting against nerve cell damage that leads to blindness in glaucoma.


 

An important message from A/Prof Simon Skalicky to glaucoma patients

Glaucoma patients who require eye health checks, in particular those who have deferred routine appointments during the first COVID lockdown are encouraged to continue with their eye checks.


 

Glaucoma Gene Therapy: from pipedream to reality

July 2020 - The majority of glaucoma cases can be effectively managed, but what about those who don’t respond to treatment and are left facing the prospect of blindness? Gene therapy may be their best hope – and it might not be far away.

A simple technique to improve eye drop compliance

July 2020 - Here we share a clever technique that was devised by a patient to improve adherence to the prescribed IOP eyedrop therapy.

The Kath Holmes Scholarship 2020 Update 

July 2020 - Glaucoma Australia provides $5,000 in scholarships to be awarded to the best presentations by a registrar at the Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma Society (ANZGS) annual conference.

Glaucoma Australia TARRGET Report 2020

July 2020 - The TARRGET study aims to implement and evaluate family history of advanced glaucoma, and to encourage regular eye health checks of family members.

Can Patients with Glaucoma have Regular Monitoring of Vision at Home?

June 2020 - Critical research funding to look into innovative Telehealth technology that helps patients with glaucoma to monitor their own visual field at home.

Men less likely to look after their eye health

January 2020 - Campaigns such as Movember advocate for men and their families to have meaningful conversations about the factors that keep them healthy in both body and mind, however it's always important to take a closer look at the gender differences in eye health – an integral aspect of our general health and wellbeing that may often be overlooked.

Glaucoma Australia Announces Applications for ‘Quinlivan’ Research Grants Now Open

June 2020 - Glaucoma Australia will award $200,000 in the second round of its Glaucoma Research Grants Program funded by the William A Quinlivan Research Fund. Applications are now open until 10 August 2020, with the successful recipients being announced on World Sight Day (8 October 2020).

Working Together for Men’s Health- Men’s Health Week 15 – 21 June 2020

June 2020 - Men's Health Week was started in the United States in 1994 to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.



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