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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.

29 May 2024

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A recent study suggests that some common attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications might increase the risk of glaucoma. This finding is important for the millions of people who use medications like atomoxetine, methylphenidate, and amphetamines. ADHD is often treated with these drugs because they help manage symptoms effectively. However, they are not recommended for […]

28 May 2024

We’re sharing this article from OcuPlan to inform you about the various care options available for your glaucoma care. Glaucoma UK does not endorse any particular service, acknowledging that everyone’s needs and situations are unique. Written by Rob Oakley, Head of Marketing at OcuPlan As part of Glaucoma UK’s AGM and Annual Lectures event, OcuPlan […]

20 March 2024

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We are delighted to launch our first ever fellowship. In honour of our golden jubilee, we are thrilled to launch the Pitts Crick Career Development Fellowship. This is a new three-year post-doctoral research fellowship, for a rising star in glaucoma research. In keeping with the original hopes and aspirations of our founder, Ronald Pitts Crick, […]

16 February 2024

Glaucoma UK’s Chair, Professor Anthony King, will take to the main stage at this year’s 100% Optical to ask whether more can be done to fight glaucoma. Professor King will join Specsavers Clinical Services Director Giles Edmonds and Specsavers Director of Professional Advancement Paul Morris to explore the question: ‘Are we doing everything we can […]

21 November 2023

In a significant turn of events, controversial plans to close numerous railway ticket offices across the UK have been abandoned. The decision to shut down these offices, initially announced during the summer, faced firm opposition from various campaign groups, particularly those advocating for individuals with visual impairments. After widespread objection, the government subjected its plans […]

23 October 2023

Glaucoma UK is delighted to extend its warmest congratulations to Professor David ‘Ted’ Garway-Heath for his well-deserved induction into The Ophthalmologist Power List Hall of Fame. This prestigious accolade recognises Professor Garway-Heath’s outstanding contributions to ophthalmology, particularly in the field of glaucoma research. Professor Garway-Heath is widely recognised for his pioneering work in developing essential […]

15 September 2023

National Eye Health Week presents a unique opportunity for us to amplify our message about the importance of glaucoma treatments and regular eye examinations, commonly known as eye tests. The campaign week, which takes place from 18-24 September 2023, aims to focus the attention of the UK on the importance of good eye health and […]