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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.

30 March 2023

A man kneeling and praying in a mosque.

Almost half of Muslims worry that using eye drops can break their fast, especially when excess drops drain away down the back of the throat. However, most scholars agree that drops do not break the fast. It’s crucial to continue to use eye drops if you’ve been prescribed them to control your eye pressure – […]

30 March 2023

A man smiling for a photo at the top of The Shard in London

In World Glaucoma Week 2023 (12-18 March), we highlighted factors that can put you at an increased risk of glaucoma. It’s important for everyone to attend a routine eye test once every two years unless you’ve been told otherwise by a doctor, but it’s especially important for anyone who is more likely to develop glaucoma. […]

8 March 2023

A mother and daughter taking a selfie. Text reads: World Glaucoma Week. What is your glaucoma risk?

World Glaucoma Week runs from 12-18 March 2023 and this year we want everyone to take charge of their personal glaucoma risk. All of us should attend an eye test every two years, unless told otherwise by a medical professional, because glaucoma can be symptomless, and you can lose up to 40% of your sight […]

6 March 2023

An image of Nishani holding a champagne bottle and wearing a medal, next to another image of her holding a Glaucoma UK flag.

Nishani Amerasinghe completed the Everest in the Alps challenge, raising over £18,000 for Glaucoma UK so far! As a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Glaucoma Specialist at University Hospital Southampton, Nishani regularly sees the impact glaucoma can have on people. She’s also witnessed it in her own family, with her father having lived with the disease […]

1 February 2023

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 […]

29 November 2022

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 […]

29 November 2022

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 […]