News, Research and Lifestyle Articles
Correlation found between air pollution and glaucoma
December 2019- A large UK study has linked air pollution to increased rates of glaucoma, adding to a growing body of evidence suggesting environmental factors might add to development and progression of the disease.
Phantom vision: Common but neglected
December 2019 - It is currently estimated that approximately 40% of all those who acquire vision loss will develop Charles Bonnet Syndrome.
What a lifetime of sun can do to your eyes
December 2019 - Did you know that it’s important to protect your eyes all year round from ultraviolet (UV) light? A lifetime of sun can affect eye health & vision.
How to be EYE sun smart for summer
December 2019 - 80% of children have UV damage to their eyes by 15 years old. It’s a real risk at any age. We use sunblock and wear hats, but how do we protect our eyes?
Glaucoma Australia officially received by the Governor-General
November 2019 - Associate Professor Simon Skalicky, and our CEO, Annie Gibbons, extended immense gratitude to His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), and to our Ambassador Aussie rock star Kirk Pengilly for joining our fight against glaucoma.
How does air travel affect glaucoma?
November 2019 - You may be wondering about the affects of flying on eye pressure, or if it’s ok to fly with high eye pressure. Air travel is usually safe for people with glaucoma, and there are tips for managing it while you travel.
My Glaucoma Story - Warren
November 2019 - I had never heard of glaucoma until eight years ago when I broke my glasses and the insurance company referred me to my optometrist. After the general exam for eye sight correction I was tested for glaucoma.
How to manage dry eye and glaucoma
November 2019 - It's important to address all contributing factors when dry eye occurs with glaucoma. Symptoms may be improved without changing glaucoma treatment.
Aussie rock star Kirk Pengilly joins Glaucoma Australia in its fight against eye disease
November 2019 - One of Australia’s most loved rock stars, Kirk Pengilly from iconic band INXS, is throwing his support behind Glaucoma Australia in its fight against eye disease.
First accurate images of glaucoma-related eye structure taken by adapting telescope technology
October 2019 - Researchers have taken the first undistorted microscopic images of a part of the eye involved in glaucoma, by adapting telescope technology.