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Glaucoma UK is a small charity but has a big impact!

Read our latest news including recent updates about our organisation and sight saving research, as well as stories where people living with glaucoma share their thoughts and experiences.

18 July 2023

An elderly woman wearing sunglasses and eating an ice cream on a beach

This article was originally written by Trish Barron-Ganszczyk for Insight magazine. It’s coming around to that time of year where you may be thinking about going on holiday abroad to warmer climates. People often have concerns about how to store and keep eye drops cool while they are travelling. Sometimes, the extra concern is where […]

31 May 2023

Closeup - Woman shopping in supermarket and reading product information. Costumer buying food at the market.

This article was originally written by one of our members, Jo Knight, for Insight magazine. After being diagnosed with glaucoma 10 years ago, not only did my view of the world change, literally, but the way I worked in the world changed. Suddenly, there were things I could no longer do. However, by adapting, there […]

31 May 2023

Close up of someone's hands placed on top of another person's hands in a caring way.

This article was originally written for Insight magazine by Judith Potts, Founder of Esme’s Umbrella. Have you ever come across Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS) in your favourite TV show? While it may be a new concept to many, it is a real and distressing condition that affects individuals with deteriorating eyesight. A Glaucoma UK member reached […]

30 March 2023

A man kneeling and praying in a mosque.

Almost half of Muslims worry that using eye drops can break their fast, especially when excess drops drain away down the back of the throat. However, most scholars agree that drops do not break the fast. It’s crucial to continue to use eye drops if you’ve been prescribed them to control your eye pressure – […]

30 March 2023

A man smiling for a photo at the top of The Shard in London

In World Glaucoma Week 2023 (12-18 March), we highlighted factors that can put you at an increased risk of glaucoma. It’s important for everyone to attend a routine eye test once every two years unless you’ve been told otherwise by a doctor, but it’s especially important for anyone who is more likely to develop glaucoma. […]

8 March 2023

A mother and daughter taking a selfie. Text reads: World Glaucoma Week. What is your glaucoma risk?

World Glaucoma Week runs from 12-18 March 2023 and this year we want everyone to take charge of their personal glaucoma risk. All of us should attend an eye test every two years, unless told otherwise by a medical professional, because glaucoma can be symptomless, and you can lose up to 40% of your sight […]

6 March 2023

An image of Nishani holding a champagne bottle and wearing a medal, next to another image of her holding a Glaucoma UK flag.

Nishani Amerasinghe completed the Everest in the Alps challenge, raising over £18,000 for Glaucoma UK so far! As a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Glaucoma Specialist at University Hospital Southampton, Nishani regularly sees the impact glaucoma can have on people. She’s also witnessed it in her own family, with her father having lived with the disease […]