About Glaucoma Australia
Glaucoma Australia is the peak glaucoma awareness/education/support association in Australia.
It is a registered, national, not-for-profit organisation incorporated in 1988.
Glaucoma Australia’s mission is “Working to minimise sight disability from glaucoma”.
It aims to:
- increase community awareness of glaucoma as a potentially blinding disease and thus the need
for regular eye checks;
- provide information and support for glaucoma patients and their families, reinforcing advice
and explanations given by their eye practitioner, and hopefully improving compliance
- develop the financial resources to fund research into glaucoma in this country;
- enhance the already high standard of eye care with ongoing professional development of eye
- to consider and where identified as necessary, to advocate with government departments on
behalf of improved access to care for glaucoma patients.
In 1999 the Foundation changed its name to Glaucoma Australia Inc.
Its services incorporate:
- supporting those with glaucoma, their family and carers;
- patient education and awareness sessions
- dissemination of literature/information on glaucoma and specific topics
- a range of 20 language resources on glaucoma;
- support groups around Australia
- production and dissemination of Glaucoma News;
- National Awareness Campaigns to increase awareness of glaucoma.
Willing volunteers assist in much of its work.
|A/Prof Ivan Goldberg
Mr Grant Feitelberg
Mrs Imogen Steiner
Mr Anthony Chapman-Davies
Dr Guy D'Mellow
Mr Daniel Goldberg
Mr Ron Spithill
Mrs Madeleine McPherson