News, Research and Lifestyle Articles


Victorian Support Group and Information Night

August 2019 - Last month Glaucoma Australia held a support group and information night at the South Eastern Eye Surgery In Victoria. The event featured guest speaker Dr Vinithra (Vini) Kumar from the South Eastern Eye Surgery and Orthoptist, Natalia Kelly from Vision Matters.


IBM applies AI to predict glaucoma visual field test results

August 2019- Scientists from IBM Research and New York University (NYU) have developed a novel, fast and non-invasive method of performing glaucoma visual field tests using artificial intelligence (AI) trained on retinal imaging data.


Glaucoma Australia's Patient Symposium recap

July 2019 - Earlier this year Glaucoma Australia held the Patient Symposium at the 8th World Glaucoma Congress in Melbourne. Here's a recap of some of the highlights from the Patient Symposium.


'Organ-on-a-chip' designed to speed up glaucoma research

July 2019 - Researchers have created a novel ‘organ-on-a-chip’ device that has potential applications in the field of glaucoma diagnosis.



Our tears could one day be used to detect glaucoma

June 2019 - A new research project examining the proteins that circulate in the eye’s fluids has the potential to pave the way for a test to diagnose glaucoma that doesn’t rely on intraocular pressure.


Glaucoma Management: The Next 15 Years

June 2019 - This is what we can realistically expect from the next 10–15 years in terms of our knowledge of, and ability to diagnose and manage, glaucoma. 


Optometry and Orthoptic Students Volunteer to Support Glaucoma Patients

June 2019 - Since reaching out to Australian Orthoptic and Optometry universities in December,  Glaucoma Australia now have 35 amazing volunteers who have since helped provide valuable phone support to over 400 glaucoma patients.


Lifestyle and Alternative Approaches: What Can We Say?

May 2019 - Glaucoma is a chronic disease and current treatments place a considerable burden of unwanted side effects on patients. As such, it is understandable that many patients are keen to know about any alternative treatment options.


Breakthrough pinpoints cause of pigmentary glaucoma

May 2019 - A breakthrough discovery by an international team of researchers has identified the gene that causes pigmentary glaucoma (PG), paving the way for the potential development of new treatments for the condition.


Headset offers new hope for glaucoma progression

May 2019 - US researchers will test the diagnostic capability of NGoggle, a wearable headset developed to detect the presence and progression of glaucoma.