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.

What to do if you need support over the festive period

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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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Blog Research 29 November 2022

Visual field testing using a virtual reality headset

A VR headset alongside photos of Jenny Bosten and Ruth Hogg

This article was originally written for Insight magazine by Jenny Bosten, University of Sussex, and Ruth Hogg, Queen’s University Belfast. Previous research studies involving interviews with patients about their experiences of glaucoma monitoring highlighted a general dislike for the visual field test. Many patients find it long, old fashioned and tiring. Commercially available virtual reality […]

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Blog Treatment 8 November 2022

Blepharitis and the mites that live on your eyelids

Demodex mite

This article was written by Liz Ball and David Lunt, and originally published in Insight magazine.  “There are mites living on your face, they can poop and cause conditions like blepharitis”, or so recent media reports claim. It’s a bit of a revolting thought, especially considering that mites are related to spiders. But is it […]

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Research 13 October 2022

Can you share your views and experiences to help build effective pathways for people with glaucoma?

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You may be aware that Glaucoma UK is part of a partnership of sight sector charities. One of the pieces of work we’re doing at the moment is looking at eye care pathways and making sure people get the support they need, when they need it. We’d like to invite you to a focus group […]

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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

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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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Meet Philippa, Glaucoma UK Development Manager for Scotland

For Small Charity Week, we’re shining a light on some of the unsung heroes of Glaucoma UK. As the country’s only dedicated glaucoma charity, we provide support across the length of the UK. We couldn’t do it without a tight-knit team of dedicated individuals who are passionate about glaucoma care and ending preventable sight loss. […]

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