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First human implanted with new eye pressure sensor

March 2019 - A German medical device developer has implanted its first glaucoma patient with an eye pressure sensor, potentially revolutionising future self-management of the disease. 


Cleaning fluid blocked from optic nerve in glaucoma patients, study finds

March 2019 - Canadian researches have discovered the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) – which flushed waste from the optic nerve – is disrupted in mice with glaucoma.


Colour-Changing CL to Aid Drug Delivery into Eye

March 2019 - Chinese scientists have engineered drug-delivering contact lenses that change colour to report exactly how much medicine has been released to the eye.  


Future brighter for Australian Glaucoma patients

March 2019 - The future looks brighter for Australians with glaucoma with recent advances in surgical treatment and upcoming improvements in drug delivery likely to improve treatment adherence and efficiency, according to the authors of a narrative review published today in the Medical Journal of Australia. 


Glaucoma in Perspective

March 2019 - New technologies and collaborative care are improving the quality of life of patients with glaucoma. 


Eye Screen for an Ice Cream

March 2019 - OPSM and Glaucoma Australia have partnered exclusively to host Australia’s largest public glaucoma risk screening event, Eye Screen for Ice-Cream, as part of World Glaucoma Week (10-16 March). The public screening will take place in Martin Place on Monday 11th March.


Glaucoma Australia launches new brand identity

February 2019 - Glaucoma Australia announced today the launch of its new brand identity with a redesigned logo and tagline. These changes come at a time when the organisation is evolving the services it provides to glaucoma patients and health care providers.


Glaucoma. Could you be one of the undiagnosed cases?

February 2019 - In the lead up to World Glaucoma Week (10 – 16 March) Glaucoma Australia will launch a new risk awareness campaign targeting people who are at greater risk of developing glaucoma to encourage them to get their eyes tested.


Dry Eye and Glaucoma

February 2019 - Dry eye is a common problem affecting between 5% and 35% (up to 50% in DEWS II) of the population. It is a complex condition with multiple factors that contribute to an unstable and imbalanced tear film.



Branded or Generic: Which Eye Drops Do You Choose?


January 2019 - The use of generic versus branded medication is an ongoing topic of debate among all healthcare practitioners. Are generic drugs just as effective as branded medication?