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Glaucoma UK News 15 September 2023

National Eye Health Week 2023: Take a minute for your sight

A person watching a glaucoma information video on their smartphone. Text reads: 60 seconds could save your sight.

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 […]

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Glaucoma Awareness Week 2023: Your glaucoma perspectives

Glaucoma Awareness Week is an annual event where we encourage people in the UK to talk about glaucoma. Did you know that an estimated 700,000 people in the UK have glaucoma, but half of them don’t even know it? Our goal is to prevent vision loss caused by glaucoma, and it all starts with spreading […]

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Professor Keith Barton raises £56,500 in his 10th challenge for Glaucoma UK

Keith and two fellow cyclists raising their bikes in celebration at the finish line.

On May Day Bank Holiday, Keith Barton overcame fatigue and mixed conditions to finish the ride in under 24 hours. He was not even deterred by a treacherous thunderstorm as he cycled to the finish line. Cycling from London to Paris is a popular challenge for cyclists around the world. It is a journey of […]

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Blog News 31 May 2023

Daily living: looking through a different lens

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 […]

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Blog News 2 May 2023

How has the cost of living crisis impacted eye health? Poll reveals harsh reality

Broken glasses taped up

This article was originally written by Rachel Nunn for Insight magazine. The Association of Optometrists (AOP) is warning that eye health in the UK is under threat due to the cost of living crisis. Many people are being forced to choose between spending money on their sight or feeding their children and, eye health is becoming […]

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News 1 February 2023

Why is a squid eye “better evolved” than a human eye?

Squid swimming in the sea

This article was originally written for Insight magazine. No, sadly it’s not the start of a joke. Squid eyes really are, by some measures, more intuitively designed than human eyes. In the summer edition of Insight, we explained the role of rods and cones in helping us see in colour and detect motion. In a sweep […]

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What to do if you need support over the festive period

A family playing a party game at Christmas

Our helpline services will be closed from 5.00pm on Friday 23 December for the Christmas and New Year period. We will reopen on Wednesday 4 January 2023 at 9.30am. If you are experiencing any problems with your eyes during this time, please contact NHS 111 or your local A&E department.

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Glaucoma UK News 23 December 2022

An end of year message from our Chief Executive, Joanne Creighton

Joanne Creighton, Glaucoma UK CEO

With ‘Old Year’s Night’ fast approaching (as my mother insists on calling it…), this seems a good time to reflect on the many highlights of the last 12 months here at Glaucoma UK. To my mind, the greatest highlight of all has been the enormous warmth and generosity you have shown in supporting our charity. […]

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News 29 November 2022

Playing a part in the future of glaucoma care

John Ross

This article was originally written for Insight magazine by John Ross. When John Ross was diagnosed with glaucoma in 2013, he was given the opportunity of being involved in vital research into glaucoma treatment. Here, he explains why he decided to take part and what his involvement has meant to him. I was prescribed glasses […]

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News 9 September 2022

Joanne Creighton, Glaucoma UK CEO, reflects on the legacy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Buckingham Palace

On Thursday 8 September 2022, we received news that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II had died, aged 96. Our Chief Executive, Joanne Creighton, reflects on The Queen’s legacy and life. I was greatly saddened to hear the news that Her Majesty The Queen had passed away. During her historic 70-year reign, she had been a […]

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