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Glaucoma Australia Announces Applications for ‘Quinlivan’ Research Grants Now Open

June 2020 - Glaucoma Australia will award $200,000 in the second round of its Glaucoma Research Grants Program funded by the William A Quinlivan Research Fund. Applications are now open until 10 August 2020, with the successful recipients being announced on World Sight Day (8 October 2020).


Working Together for Men’s Health- Men’s Health Week 15 – 21 June 2020

June 2020 - Men's Health Week was started in the United States in 1994 to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.


Men less likely to look after their eye health

January 2020 - Campaigns such as Movember advocate for men and their families to have meaningful conversations about the factors that keep them healthy in both body and mind, however it's always important to take a closer look at the gender differences in eye health – an integral aspect of our general health and wellbeing that may often be overlooked.


Digital Scripts Improve Health Outcomes for Queensland Patients

June 2020 - The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland Branch, has welcomed the Queensland Government’s new digital prescription regulation changes. The regulation changes will enable pharmacists to supply Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) medicines via a digital image, back dated to 26 March 2020.

How do I obtain more of my glaucoma eyedrops during the Coronavirus pandemic?

June 2020 - With the current Coronavirus restrictions in place, many people with glaucoma are concerned about their ability to see their optometrist or ophthalmologist for renewal of their prescription for eyedrops. 


Reducing Glaucoma’s Burden for Improved Quality of Life

May 2020 - Health-related quality of life is an assessment of how an individual’s wellbeing may be affected over time by a disease, disability or disorder.


Good Vision Given a $400,000 Boost

May 2020 - Optometry Australia has received a $400,000 Government grant to be used to promote optometry and community eye health under the 'Good Vision for Life' consumer brand. 


Making Collaborative Care a Reality

May 2020 - Collaborative care between optometrists and ophthalmologists provides the opportunity to detect disease in a timely manner, ensure appropriate monitoring and review systems are in place and, above all else, prioritise patient-focused care and treatment.


AI detects glaucoma progression 18 months ahead of current methods

May 2020 - A new test can detect glaucoma progression 18 months earlier than the current gold standard method. The technology, supported by an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm, could help accelerate clinical trials, and eventually may be used in detection and diagnostics.


Study shows glaucoma could be treated with a single eye injection

May 2020 - A new study led by the University of Bristol in the UK has shown glaucoma could be successfully treated with a single injection using gene therapy, which would improve treatment options, effectiveness and quality of life.