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 – […]
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.
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. […]
This article is an opinion piece written by one of our members, Dr Colin J Smith, for Insight magazine. I wonder how many people with glaucoma also have severe hearing loss? If they do, like me they will need subtitles to enjoy television but because of our visual problems, they will struggle to read normal […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Glaucoma Awareness Week is an annual event where we encourage people in the UK to talk about glaucoma. Did you know that an estimated 700,000 people in the UK have glaucoma, but half of them don’t even know it? Our goal is to prevent vision loss caused by glaucoma, and it all starts with spreading […]