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Breakthrough pinpoints cause of pigmentary glaucoma

May 2019 - A breakthrough discovery by an international team of researchers has identified the gene that causes pigmentary glaucoma (PG), paving the way for the potential development of new treatments for the condition.


Headset offers new hope for glaucoma progression

May 2019 - US researchers will test the diagnostic capability of NGoggle, a wearable headset developed to detect the presence and progression of glaucoma.


Could MIGS replace trabeculectomy?

May 2019 - Over the last several years Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) devices have become important parts of an ophthalmologist’s armamentarium.


World Glaucoma Congress 2019: Patient Symposium Success

April 2019 - On Wednesday 27 March Glaucoma Australia was incredibly fortunate and proud to host the Glaucoma Patient Symposium at the 8th World Glaucoma Congress in Melbourne.


The Genetics of Glaucoma

April 2019 - Over the last 25 years we have changed our thinking about glaucoma – whereas once it was considered to be a degenerative disease of aging, we now view glaucoma as a complex genetic disease.


Artificial Intelligence: The Future for Glaucoma Diagnosis

April 2019 - Artificial intelligence (AI), also known as machine intelligence, refers to the capability of a machine to imitate human intelligence. It is now ubiquitous in everyday life, from the automated tagging of faces on Facebook to driverless cars. In the very near future, AI may also assist in the early diagnosis of glaucoma. 


Researchers engineer self-clearing glaucoma drainage device
April 2019 - US biomedical researchers have developed a self-clearing glaucoma drainage device that uses vibration technology to disperse harmful micro-organisms.


Gaela Hilditch Talking Vision

March 2019 - During World Glaucoma Week (10 – 16 March) volunteer Gaela Hildtich spoke with Vision Australia Radio host Stella Glorie on the weekly program Talking Vision. On the show Gaela talks about living with glaucoma and the glaucoma support group she runs in Perth.



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.