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Welcome to Joanne Creighton, Glaucoma UK’s new Chief Executive

Joanne Creighton

For those of you who were able to join us at our recent Annual General Meeting in March, you’ll have had the pleasure of meeting Joanne already. We’re delighted to share that Joanne has now started her new role as Glaucoma UK’s Chief Executive. We sat down with Joanne to learn a little more about […]

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Glaucoma glove device wins international James Dyson Award

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The following article was originally written for Insight magazine.   A new wearable biomedical device for people with glaucoma to non-invasively test their intraocular pressure (IOP) at home is a winner of the international James Dyson Award. Usually won by just one student innovator, the competition this year had three winners, after a record number of […]

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News 5 May 2022

New President and President-elect of the UK and Éire Glaucoma Society announced

Professor Gus Gazzard

Glaucoma UK has announced the appointments of the new President and President-elect for its UK and Éire Glaucoma Society (UKEGS). Professor of Ophthalmology at UCL and Director of Glaucoma Service at Moorfields Eye Hospital, Gus Gazzard, has succeeded Professor Pete Shah as UKEGS President. Ms Nishani Amerasinghe, a ConsultantOphthalmic Surgeon based in the South of England, […]

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Fundraising News 21 April 2022

Support Keith’s bid to cycle from London to Paris in 24 hours

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Keith Barton, a Professor of Ophthalmology and Glaucoma Specialist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, is raising money for Glaucoma UK by cycling from London to Paris in just 24hrs. His bike ride, which has been postponed three times since May 2020 due to the pandemic, is due to take place from 30 April to 1 May […]

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News Research 20 April 2022

Apply for the Glaucoma UK Small Grant award

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Glaucoma UK has partnered with Fight for Sight in launching a small grant award.   The award is for research addressing sight loss associated with glaucoma and is particularly targeted at feasibility and pilot studies. The aim is to make novel research ideas more competitive for larger follow-on funding. Applications must be submitted via the […]

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Glaucoma UK News 14 April 2022

Read the highlights from our Volunteer Experience Survey

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We carried out a volunteer experience survey to hear the views of Glaucoma UK’s volunteers. It was sent directly to the 137 current volunteers and advertised more widely to target volunteers from the past three years. The responses came from: 36 buddies (people who have had surgery or laser who speak to others due to […]

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News 17 March 2022

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and Gareth Bulpin win the Glaucoma UK ‘Excellence in Glaucoma Care Awards’

Gareth Bulpin accepting the Excellence in Glaucoma Care winner's award

Glaucoma UK’s annual ‘Excellence in Glaucoma Care Awards’ are designed to celebrate the wonderful work being done in glaucoma care. The winner and the runner up for the charity’s 2022 awards are shining examples of the latest innovations and excellence in patient care. Glaucoma UK is delighted to announce that the winners of the award […]

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News 11 March 2022

Joanne Creighton appointed new CEO of Glaucoma UK

Glaucoma UK is delighted to announce the appointment of Joanne Creighton as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Joanne will take up the role in late April 2022. Joanne has over 20 years of senior management experience in the charity sector and joins Glaucoma UK from the Canterbury Oast Trust, where she has held the […]

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News 6 March 2022

Need help putting in your eye drops? Order our new ‘Easy read’ guide

Easy read: Putting in your eye drops booklets stacked

Our new ‘Easy read: putting in your eye drops’ guide is now available to order free of charge. For many years, eye drops have been the most common treatment for people diagnosed with glaucoma. Yet we know that an alarmingly high number of people who are prescribed eye drops do not use them correctly, risking […]

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News 1 March 2022

Major grant awarded to trial a form of vitamin B3 as a treatment for glaucoma

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A team led by Professor David ‘Ted’ Garway-Heath, Glaucoma UK Professor of Ophthalmology for Glaucoma and Allied Studies, has been awarded a £1.9 million grant for a major four-year clinical trial to test the effectiveness of nicotinamide (NAM), a form of vitamin B3, as a treatment for glaucoma.  The trial will recruit 496 glaucoma patients […]

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