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News 6 August 2015

Tiny tube made of jelly to stop you losing your sight: Implant could help thousands who have glaucoma

A gelatine tube that’s injected into the eye could help thousands  May be more effective at draining away fluid than other procedures Glaucoma, a condition that affects 600,000 people in Britain Cathy Gosling, 65, from London, had it fitted in March A gelatine tube that’s injected into the eye could help thousands who have glaucoma, […]

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News 18 July 2015

Treatment of Advanced Glaucoma Study (TAGS)

18 July 2014 A new study comparing treatments for advanced glaucoma has recently started. TAGS will compare two standard NHS treatments – medical management (eye drops) or surgery (trabeculectomy) – to find out which is better in terms of participants’ quality of life. Participating hospitals will seek to recruit new referrals to glaucoma clinics (via […]

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News 6 June 2015

Northern Irish Over 45 Shun Eye Tests Which Could Protect their Driving Licence and Vision

Millions of drivers over the age of 45 could be risking losing their driving licence and potentially their vision, by not taking an eye test every 1-2 years as recommended by the International Glaucoma Association (IGA). According to a new survey of 1,000 over 45s, commissioned by the IGA, 25% of Northern Irish surveyed said […]

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News 6 June 2015

Home/News Welsh Over 45 Shun Eye Test Which Could Protect their Driving Licence and Vision

Millions of drivers over the age of 45 could be risking losing their driving licence and potentially their vision, by not taking an eye test every 1-2 years as recommended by the International Glaucoma Association (IGA). According to a new survey of 1,000 adults over the age of 45, commissioned by the IGA, 11% of […]

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News 6 June 2015

Scots Over 45 Shun Eye Tests Which Could Protect their Driving Licence and Vision

Millions of drivers over the age of 45 could be risking losing their driving licence and potentially their vision, by not taking an eye test every 1-2 years as recommended by the International Glaucoma Association (IGA). According to a new survey of 1,000 adults over the age of 45 commissioned by the IGA, 23% of […]

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News 6 June 2015

45s Shun Eye Tests Which Could Protect their Driving Licence and Vision

Millions of drivers over the age of 45 could be risking losing their driving licence and potentially their vision, by not taking an eye test every 1-2 years as recommended by the International Glaucoma Association (IGA). According to a new survey by the IGA, 18% of the 1,000 over 45s surveyed said they had either not […]

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News 28 April 2015

Can you see to drive? National Glaucoma Awareness Week 2015

The focus for National Glaucoma Awareness Week, 8-14 June 2015 is on driving and encouraging people to have regular eye health checks to ensure that they are safe to drive. It is only with regular eye health checks through a local optometrist (optician), that people will know if their driving vision is affected. This is […]

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News 4 March 2015

Marking World Glaucoma Week, 8 – 14 March 2015

4 March 2015 Next week marks the beginning of World Glaucoma Week (8 – 14 March), where countries around the world raise awareness of the importance of regular eye health checks. The International Glaucoma Association will be highlighting the importance of regular eye health checks for people who are at an increased risk of glaucoma. Comments Russell Young, CEO […]

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News 27 January 2015

National Glaucoma Awareness Week 2015: are you safe to drive?

27 January 2015 This year’s National Glaucoma Awareness Week will take place on the 8 – 14 June 2015. The focus will be on driving and encouraging people to have regular eye health checks to ensure that they are safe to drive. It is only with regular eye health checks through a local optometrist, that […]

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News 19 December 2014

The Lancet: Most commonly prescribed glaucoma drug reduces risk of vision loss by more than 50 per cent over 2 years

19 December 2014 Prostaglandin analogue eye drops, the most commonly prescribed treatment for glaucoma, can greatly reduce risk of vision loss in people with open angle glaucoma (OAG), one of the leading causes of blindness, according to the first placebo-controlled trial to assess their vision-preserving effect published in The Lancet. “Medication to lower raised eye pressure […]

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