News, Research and Lifestyle Articles


After she was born we noticed her eyes were cloudy

October 2019 - The journey through childhood glaucoma can be a stressful & difficult one, especially during the initial stage. Hear Kitt’s congenital glaucoma story.


Glaucoma Australia Announces New Research Grant Recipients

10 October 2019 - Glaucoma Australia is delighted to announce research grants have been awarded to Dr George Kong, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and Professor Jamie Craig, Flinders University. 


Put Your Vision First on World Sight Day 2019

October 2019 - Read about World Sight Day 2019, an annual day of awareness to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. It is held on the second Thursday in October each year. 


Trabeculectomy v MIGS 

September 2019 - Before, patients with glaucoma were mainly treated with medication and surgery was only performed in very severe or advanced cases. Now with MIGS, surgery may be offered at an earlier stage of the disease.


MIGS: What’s happening now and on the horizon

September 2019 - MIGS has ushered in an entirely new field of interventional glaucoma treatments. We examine those currently available and look ahead to what is on the horizon in this rapidly advancing space.


Medication-Induced Glaucoma

September 2019 - This article looks at those medications that we take for other health conditions and their role in elevating the eye pressure, which may eventually lead to glaucoma. Most medications are safe in glaucoma, but there are some to be mindful of. If you have any concerns about the medications you are taking or about to start, then speak to your ophthalmologist.


GA Announces New President - Associate Professor Simon Skalicky

September 2019 - Glaucoma Australia is pleased to announce Associate Professor Simon Skalicky is assuming the role of President of Glaucoma Australia, and celebrates the achievements of outgoing President Mr Ron Spithill, OAM.


Vale Marcus James Quinlivan OAM

August 2019 - It is with deep gratitude that Glaucoma Australia remembers the life and generosity of Marcus James Quinlivan OAM who passed away on 24 August and is survived by his loving wife Nathalie.


Glaucoma Australia's patient referral response pathway is expanding

August 2019 - Since its launch in June last year, Glaucoma Australia’s Referral Response Pathway has been rapidly expanding, with over 4000 new patients joining the new Patient Support Journey and more than 40 health educators responding to patient calls.



End of financial year appeal helps to raise vital funds for Glaucoma Australia’s support service

August 2019 - A big thank you to our generous donors for supporting our mission to save sight during our Annual Appeal. With your contribution, we are able to raise vital funds to support those struggling with glaucoma.