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Is the visual field test necessary?

Although it is a subjective test that many patients do not particularly enjoy, it is the standard test for assessing vision loss.  The information received from this test is vital for diagnosis and affects how your eye care practitioner treats and manages the glaucoma. 


Families and glaucoma 

Educating people with glaucoma about the hereditary nature of the disease means they can encourage their first degree relatives to have an eye exam. With early detection and treatment you can delay or halt the progression of glaucoma.


Should you consider natural remedies for glaucoma?

When looking at alternative and complementary therapies it is important not to disregard mainstream treatment.


OrCam MyEye

Enables those with visual impairment to hear any text appearing on any surface, recognize faces, identify supermarket products and money notes - OrCam MyEye gives independence.


The wait is over! A new contact lens measures glucose and intraocular pressure continuously

This development is great news for people who have diabetes and/or glaucoma, as glucose levels in tears and intraocular pressure can be measured continuously.


A Guide to Sunglasses

Are sunglasses useful for people with glaucoma? Why do we notice glare? How do I choose the best sunglasses?


GDF15: a new biomarker yields early detection of neurodegeneration in glaucoma

Is it possible to detect glaucoma even earlier? The answer is yes - by identifying molecular markers that predict or measure neurodegeneration in glaucoma.


Glaucoma Drainage Devices

 Glaucoma Drainage Devices are mostly used in more complicated glaucomas, or in eyes where there is a high likelihood of failure of standard glaucoma operations.  


Men Neglecting Eye Health

Men are neglecting the health of their eyes to the detriment of their overall wellbeing. Having regular eye examinations with an optometrist is critical to having good vision for life.


Disappointment? Is cannabis effective in the treatment of glaucoma?

Disappointment Is cannabis effective in the treatment of glaucoma

The short-term benefit of lowered IOP lasting hours means patients need to consume cannabis many times a day in order to achieve a constant decrease in IOP