Glaucoma Australia launches a new patient support journey
Glaucoma Australia is delighted to announce the launch of its new patient support journey. In consultation with the eye care industry Glaucoma Australia has developed a new intervention and education program designed to increase adherence and reduce vision loss.
Harnessing Technology for Better Outcomes in Glaucoma
With no community-wide screening program in place, Australia and New Zealand rely on opportunistic screening to increase detection and reduce progression of glaucoma. As the incidence of this 'sneak thief of sight' continues to escalate, it's a job that requires the commitment of optometrists and opthalmologists, supported by increasingly sophisticated technology
Patient Centred Treatment Management
Patients value clinicians who listen to their concerns and fears, counsel them about their disease and its treatment options, and establish a quality long-term therapeutic relationship.
Big Hopes for Humble Vitamin B3
Could an over-the-counter vitamin B3 supplement be the key to treating one of the biggest causes of irreversible vision loss in the world? Researchers from the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) in Melbourne are conducting a world-first human trial to see if vitamin B3 (nicotinamide) can help slow glaucoma.
The Glaucoma Issue
Guiding and informing people who are being treated for glaucoma has a positive impact: adherence rates double with the knowledge of two facts: glaucoma can blind and treatment can save sight.
Celebrating 30 Years of Achievements
March 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the incorporation of Glaucoma Australia Inc. Thirty years on, Glaucoma Australia continues to make a significant impact on the lives of people at risk and diagnosed with glaucoma by delivering relevant communication and education, and funding valuable research.
What is an Orthoptist?
Whilst not many people know what an Orthoptist is, many have been helped by one. This week (5 – 9 March) is Orthoptics Awareness Week, and Orthoptics Australia are asking us to ‘Discover the Depths of Orthoptics’.
Glaucoma myth busting #3
MYTH: Glaucoma only affects older people.
Glaucoma myth busting #2
Myth: I cannot have glaucoma, my vision is good!
Glaucoma myth busting #1
Myth: people with glaucoma always have high eye pressure.