About Us

Over 700,000 people in the UK have glaucoma. Half of them don’t know they have it.  At Glaucoma UK we want to end preventable glaucoma sight loss.

We campaign to raise awareness so glaucoma is detected early and can be treated, we support people to live well with glaucoma and we fund sight saving research

This graphic shows the 'three pillars' of Glaucoma UK's work: Campaigning and Advocacy, Advice and Support, and Research

Who are we?

A woman on the phone to the glaucoma helpline

We’re a membership charity and are passionate about making sure that people living with glaucoma have a say in how and where their care and treatment is delivered. We provide a host of support services to help people at all stages of their glaucoma journey, but we’re also here for the professionals too – providing support and resources and helping them keep in touch with what matters most to people with glaucoma.

You can read more about the breadth of our work and the impact that it has here.

You can also read about the people who make Glaucoma UK what it is under ‘Meet the team,’ and if you’d like to join us you can find our latest vacancies here.

And if you have a press or media enquiry, you’ll find everything you need here.

Meet the team

Glaucoma UK is governed by a Board of Trustees who oversee our strategy, activity and performance, our finances and our polices. We are also supported by a Clinical Advisory Panel of 22 ophthalmology and optometry specialists and people living with glaucoma.

Our Executive Team oversee the day to day running of the charity, supported by a dedicated staff team.

Trustees

Glaucoma UK is governed by a Board of Trustees who oversee our strategy, activity and performance, our finances and our polices. The Board includes some of the UK’s top glaucoma specialists, and half our trustees have first hand experience of living with glaucoma.

David Sanders
Treasurer
Dr Roxanne Crosby-Nwaobi
Trustee
Dr Susan Blakeney
Trustee
Julian Exeter
Trustee
Prof Anthony King MB, BAO, BCh, FRCOphth, MD, MMedSci
Trustee & Clinical Advisory Panel
Professor Philip Bloom MB ChB FRCS(Ed) FRCOphth FGS
Chair
Ray Spendiff FCCA
Trustee
Stephen Epstein
Trustee & Clinical Advisory Panel
Teresa Borsuk
Trustee
Winnie Nolan
Trustee & Clinical Advisory Panel
Yolanda Laybourne
Trustee

Members of staff

Our Executive Team oversee the day to day running of the charity, supported by a dedicated staff team.

Joanna Bradley
Head of support services
Karen Osborn
Chief Executive
Kay Cox
Head of finance
Tracy Dorman
IT Development Manager

Clinical Advisory Panel

The charity is supported by a Clinical Advisory Panel (CAP) of 22 ophthalmology and optometry specialists and people living with glaucoma. The CAP advises the Board on research strategy and clinical matters, and members play a major role in our research award panels.

Alan Rotchford
Clinical Advisory Panel
Andrew McNaught
Clinical Advisory Panel
Christine Wall
Clinical Advisory Panel
James E Morgan
Clinical Advisory Panel
James Kirwan
Clinical Advisory Panel
Joanna Liput
Clinical Advisory Panel
Jonathan Clarke
Clinical Advisory Panel
Laura Crawley
Clinical Advisory Panel
Leon Au
Clinical Advisory Panel
Nick Strouthidis
Clinical Advisory Panel
Pankaj Agarwal
Clinical Advisory Panel
Paul Spry
Clinical Advisory Panel
Prof Anthony King MB, BAO, BCh, FRCOphth, MD, MMedSci
Trustee & Clinical Advisory Panel
Prof Gus Gazzard
Clinical Advisory Panel
Rani Sebastian
Clinical Advisory Panel
Rashmi Mathew
Clinical Advisory Panel
Robert Harper
Clinical Advisory Panel
Shabbir Mohammed
Clinical Advisory Panel
Stephen Epstein
Trustee & Clinical Advisory Panel
Winifred Nolan
Clinical Advisory Panel
Wojciech Karwatowski
Clinical Advisory Panel
Insight Autumn 2020 Magazine Cover

Insight magazine

Our quarterly membership magazine is full of useful information for people with glaucoma and their loved ones. Glaucoma UK members receive the printed magazine delivered direct to their home. We also make our back issues available as a digital edition.

Find out more

Annual accounts

Our annual accounts show our activity for previous financial years. Please note Glaucoma UK is the operating name of the International Glaucoma Association.

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Get in touch

There are lots of ways to get in touch with us.

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