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Glaucoma runs in Families

Protect your family‘s sight

  • Glaucoma runs in familiesDirect family members of those with glaucoma have a ten times higher risk of developing glaucoma themselves
  • They should have their optic nerves checked every two years or as often as their eye health professional suggests
  • Early detection and appropriate treatment WILL save sight
  • Contact Glaucoma Australia for help and support

Research and Scholarship Fund

The rate at which people continue to go blind due to glaucoma is still unacceptably high.

This is likely due to late diagnosis and an incomplete understanding of glaucoma, so it is critical that research into this destructive disease continues.  

The William A Quinlivan – Glaucoma Australia Research and Scholarship Fund is currently supporting: Identifying genetic causes of primary congenital glaucoma in Australia, a study by Dr Kathryn Burdon & Ms Emmanuelle Souzeau.

In 2015 the Fund is planning to support the TARRGET Study- Targeting At Risk Relatives of Glaucoma patients for Early diagnosis and Treatment.

This study is a direct program targeted at first degree relatives of Australian individuals affected with advanced (“blinding”) open angle glaucoma.

It aims to:

  • facilitate their local screening;
  • develop a model for the transfer of standardised screening data to a central place to enable standardised diagnosis and feedback of follow-up advice;
  • measure the outcomes of the TARRGET program in terms of previously known and new diagnoses of glaucoma suspects, and glaucoma cases.

To help fund Australian glaucoma research, click here to donate to the William A Quinlivan – Glaucoma Australia Research and Scholarship Fund.

Glaucoma Australia is the peak glaucoma awareness/education/support association in Australia.

It is a national, not-for-profit registered charity dedicated to providing educational services to raise awareness about the serious and common eye disease glaucoma; to support glaucoma sufferers and to raise funds for research.

Glaucoma Australia’s mission is to eliminate glaucoma blindness by:

  • increasing community awareness
  • supporting glaucoma patients and their families
  • funding glaucoma research.

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