News, Research and Lifestyle Articles
Road to recovery: Eye drop use after eye surgery
October 2018 - ALL eye surgery no matter how minor or invasive, increases the risk of infection in the eye and can also cause swelling or inflammation at and around the site of the surgery. Eye drops are therefore prescribed by the operating surgeon to help reduce the risk of infection and inflammation of the eye.
Protect your vision this World Sight Day
October 2018 - Approximately 90% of blindness and vision impairment is preventable or treatable if it’s detected early enough, so Vision 2020 Australia is reminding all Australians to use World Sight Day on Thursday 11 October as a reminder to have their eyes checked.
September 2018 - Alcon, the manufacturer of CyPass, has voluntarily withdrawn the micro-stent device from sale as a precaution, pending further investigations.
Management of glaucoma in pregnancy and lactation
August 2018 - Appropriate management of the pregnant woman at risk of, or with diagnosed glaucoma requires a balance between the treatment’s risk to the fetus and the risk to the mother if treatment is reduced or suspended.
Is there anything I can do in my life to treat or prevent glaucoma?
August 2018 - Intraocular pressure (IOP) lowering is the primary focus of glaucoma management. However, many patients often want to know what else they can do to reduce their glaucoma risk or help control their disease. This article contains a summary of lifestyle and dietary factors that may be beneficial for some patients with glaucoma. It is vital to remember that the following dietary advice is to be used along with your usual glaucoma therapy, not instead of it.
Glaucoma Australia launches a new patient support journey
July 2018 - 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.
TARRGET Study Aims to Improve Glaucoma Detection
June 2018 - Pending the discovery of the other glaucoma genes, the major ‘genetics’ tool in identifying individuals with a high risk of glaucoma is a known family history of glaucoma.
Glaucoma Research: A Year of Progress
May 2018 - Greater knowledge of disease risk factors, new approaches to detection and monitoring and innovative treatments are positively impacting glaucoma outcomes.
Managing Glaucoma in Regional & Remote Australia
May 2018 - It takes a collaborative effort supported by strong protocols, to provide the gold standard of glaucoma care that patients living in regional and remote Australia deserve. Opthamollogist A/Prof. John Landers tells about the procedures he's put into place in Port Lincoln, South Australia to manage his ever-growing number of patients.
Harnessing Technology for Better Outcomes in Glaucoma
May 2018 - 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