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Blog Research 29 November 2022

Visual field testing using a virtual reality headset

A VR headset alongside photos of Jenny Bosten and Ruth Hogg

This article was originally written for Insight magazine by Jenny Bosten, University of Sussex, and Ruth Hogg, Queen’s University Belfast. Previous research studies involving interviews with patients about their experiences of glaucoma monitoring highlighted a general dislike for the visual field test. Many patients find it long, old fashioned and tiring. Commercially available virtual reality […]

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Blog Treatment 8 November 2022

Blepharitis and the mites that live on your eyelids

Demodex mite

This article was written by Liz Ball and David Lunt, and originally published in Insight magazine.  “There are mites living on your face, they can poop and cause conditions like blepharitis”, or so recent media reports claim. It’s a bit of a revolting thought, especially considering that mites are related to spiders. But is it […]

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Meet Philippa, Glaucoma UK Development Manager for Scotland

For Small Charity Week, we’re shining a light on some of the unsung heroes of Glaucoma UK. As the country’s only dedicated glaucoma charity, we provide support across the length of the UK. We couldn’t do it without a tight-knit team of dedicated individuals who are passionate about glaucoma care and ending preventable sight loss. […]

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Meet Elizabeth, Glaucoma UK Development Manager for Northern England

Elizabeth Ball, Development Manager for Northern England

For Small Charity Week, we’re shining a light on some of the unsung heroes of Glaucoma UK. As the country’s only dedicated glaucoma charity, we provide support across the length of the UK. We couldn’t do it without a tight-knit team of dedicated individuals who are passionate about glaucoma care and ending preventable sight loss. […]

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Meet Melanie, Glaucoma UK Development Manager for Wales and Northern Ireland

For Small Charity Week, we’re shining a light on some of the unsung heroes of Glaucoma UK. As the country’s only dedicated glaucoma charity, we provide support across the length of the UK. We couldn’t do it without a tight-knit team of dedicated individuals who are passionate about glaucoma care and ending preventable sight loss. […]

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Meet Robyn, Glaucoma UK Development Manager for Southern England

Robyn Asprey, Development Manager for Southern England

For Small Charity Week, we’re shining a light on some of the unsung heroes of Glaucoma UK. As the country’s only dedicated glaucoma charity, we provide support across the length of the UK. We couldn’t do it without a tight-knit team of dedicated individuals who are passionate about glaucoma care and ending preventable sight loss. […]

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Blog 16 May 2022

Need exercise motivation? Getting active could help protect your eyes

Regular exercise is one of the best ways to look after your overall physical and mental health, and research suggests it may help lower your eye pressure. The problem for most of us is finding the motivation to get going! If that sounds familiar, don’t be too hard on yourself – it’s a normal human […]

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Who’s who at eye clinics & how can they help with diagnosis or treatment?

A man having his eye examined by a medical professional

The following article was originally written for Insight magazine.   We all know that early diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma saves sight, which is why delayed appointments and long waits can be worrying. The aim of community-based clinics is to speed up appointments, in the hope of saving sight. You will meet different professionals at […]

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Blog 28 April 2022

An introduction to normal tension glaucoma

Close up of brown eye silver haired woman with laughter lines

The following article was originally written by Helen Doe for Insight magazine.   What is normal tension glaucoma? For most people, glaucoma is associated with raised pressure in the eye. However, there is a type of glaucoma called normal tension glaucoma (NTG). This is when you have glaucoma even though your eye pressure isn’t very […]

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Blog 19 April 2022

How to choose sunglasses that keep your eyes healthy

A woman wearing sunglasses sat at a table in the sun with her partner

The following article was originally written by Susan Blakeney, Glaucoma UK Trustee, for Insight magazine.   As an optometrist, my patients often ask me what the best types of sunglasses to buy are, and whether the price reflects the quality of protection that they offer. The short answer is that price is not necessarily a […]

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