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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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News 19 August 2022

Success for blind & partially sighted athletes at Birmingham 2022

This article was originally published by British Blind Sport Birmingham delivered the biggest integrated parasports programme of any Commonwealth Games, and there were some truly outstanding performances. Britain had a total haul of 273 medals across all four home nations, with 18 going to blind and partially sighted athletes. Some of Birmingham’s best medal-winning moments […]

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Why are glaucoma cases rising in the UK? Our team explains

A woman having her eyes checked on a medical machine

During Glaucoma Awareness Week (27 June – 3 July), we highlighted the fact that glaucoma cases are set to rise by nearly a third between 2020 and 2035. With numbers on the rise, it’s important that everyone has an eye test every two years. Glaucoma is often symptomless, so routine check-ups are the best way […]

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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

A woman wearing a mechanical glove touches her eye

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 UKEGS 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

Two cyclists riding together in harbour area

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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