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News 18 February 2022

Can technology improve adherence to glaucoma medication?

Deborah Bott

Deborah Bott, a PhD Researcher at City, University of London, is planning to investigate how technology can be used to aid glaucoma medication adherence. Deborah is an optometrist with experience working in glaucoma clinics and regularly witnesses the difficulties patients have using their eye drops correctly. Funded by a College of Optometrists Scholarship, Deborah will […]

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News 4 February 2022

Would you like to support research into the diagnosis of angle closure glaucoma?

A woman with grey hair is smiling

If you have angle closure glaucoma or narrow angles, you could take part in research to help develop new diagnostic tests. We’re helping recruit patients to form a small PPI (patient and public involvement) group of 4-6 people to support research into diagnostic tests for angle closure glaucoma. This study is called ‘Glaucoma ACE’ and […]

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News 24 January 2022

Bionic implant enables UK patient to pick up signals in blind eye

An elderly woman wearing glasses linking to a bionic implant receives attention from a woman wearing a surgical mask

A patient has been able to detect signals in her blind left eye thanks to a revolutionary new implant. She became the first UK patient to receive this new device as part of a Europe-wide clinical trial. The news offers hope of partially restored vision for people with geographic atrophy (GA), the most common form […]

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News 22 December 2021

Glaucoma UK Christmas closure 2021

Glaucoma UK staff will be taking a short break over the festive period, and our offices will be closed from 12:00pm on Wednesday 22 December 2021 until 09:30am on Tuesday 4 January 2022. If you need support during this time, our website holds many resources that you may find helpful, including our information booklets and […]

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News 25 November 2021

Moorfields patient receives world’s first 3D printed eye

Steve Verze, world's first 3D printed prosthetic eye

A patient at the Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has today become the first person in the world to be supplied solely with a fully digital 3D printed prosthetic eye. Steve Verze (pictured), an engineer in his 40s from Hackney, is the first to take a fully digital artificial eye home with him. Following […]

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News 23 November 2021

NICE consultation on first line glaucoma treatment now open

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) manages which treatments are offered on the NHS in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. They decide which treatments provide the best outcome for patients, within the available resources of the NHS. As treatments for diseases are being developed all the time, NICE regularly reviews the processes […]

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News 5 November 2021

Glaucoma UK CEO to step down from role in the New Year

Karen Osborn smiles at the camera, she's stood against a purple wall wearing a yellow jacket

Glaucoma UK announces that Karen Osborn, its Chief Executive Officer, will be stepping down from the role early in the New Year. “After five rewarding years as Chief Exec of this brilliant charity, I want to let you know that I’ve decided to move on,” said Karen Osborn. “I’ve enjoyed my time at the charity […]

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News 27 October 2021

Helpline advisors unavailable today 27/10/21

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Our glaucoma helpline advisors are unavailable today due to illness. If you call our helpline today, you’ll speak to another member of our friendly staff team who will take a message and pass this on to our helpline advisors. Our helpline advisors will then call you back at the earliest opportunity. We apologise for any […]

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News 13 October 2021

Charities call on Government to make benefits and employment support fit for purpose for people with sight loss

Joint statement As a coalition of sight loss charities, we are calling on the Government to make the benefit system and employment support fit for purpose for blind and partially sighted people. The Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWPs) long-awaited consultation, Shaping Future Support: Health and Disability Green Paper, presents an important opportunity for the […]

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News 11 October 2021

Take part in our survey all about compliance aids

eye drops and dispensers kits

If you could design a compliance aid to help you put your eye drops in, what problems would it be able to solve? We’ve just launched a new survey so you can tell us your ideas and share your experiences of using eye drops and compliance aids. The survey should take no more than three […]

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