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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.

News 5 May 2022

New President and President-elect of UKEGS announced

Professor Gus Gazzard

Glaucoma UK has announced the appointments of the new President and President-elect for its UK and Éire Glaucoma Society (UKEGS). Professor of Ophthalmology at UCL and Director of Glaucoma Service at Moorfields Eye Hospital, Gus Gazzard, has succeeded Professor Pete Shah as UKEGS President. Ms Nishani Amerasinghe, a ConsultantOphthalmic Surgeon based in the South of England, […]

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Who’s who at eye clinics & how can they help with diagnosis or treatment?

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The following article was originally written for Insight magazine.   We all know that early diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma saves sight, which is why delayed appointments and long waits can be worrying. The aim of community-based clinics is to speed up appointments, in the hope of saving sight. You will meet different professionals at […]

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Blog 28 April 2022

An introduction to normal tension glaucoma

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The following article was originally written by Helen Doe for Insight magazine.   What is normal tension glaucoma? For most people, glaucoma is associated with raised pressure in the eye. However, there is a type of glaucoma called normal tension glaucoma (NTG). This is when you have glaucoma even though your eye pressure isn’t very […]

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Fundraising News 21 April 2022

Support Keith’s bid to cycle from London to Paris in 24 hours

Two cyclists riding together in harbour area

Keith Barton, a Professor of Ophthalmology and Glaucoma Specialist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, is raising money for Glaucoma UK by cycling from London to Paris in just 24hrs. His bike ride, which has been postponed three times since May 2020 due to the pandemic, is due to take place from 30 April to 1 May […]

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News Research 20 April 2022

Apply for the Glaucoma UK Small Grant award

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Glaucoma UK has partnered with Fight for Sight in launching a small grant award.   The award is for research addressing sight loss associated with glaucoma and is particularly targeted at feasibility and pilot studies. The aim is to make novel research ideas more competitive for larger follow-on funding. Applications must be submitted via the […]

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Blog 19 April 2022

How to choose sunglasses that keep your eyes healthy

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The following article was originally written by Susan Blakeney, Glaucoma UK Trustee, for Insight magazine.   As an optometrist, my patients often ask me what the best types of sunglasses to buy are, and whether the price reflects the quality of protection that they offer. The short answer is that price is not necessarily a […]

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Glaucoma UK News 14 April 2022

Read the highlights from our Volunteer Experience Survey

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We carried out a volunteer experience survey to hear the views of Glaucoma UK’s volunteers. It was sent directly to the 137 current volunteers and advertised more widely to target volunteers from the past three years. The responses came from: 36 buddies (people who have had surgery or laser who speak to others due to […]

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Blog Glaucoma UK 12 April 2022

Using eye drops during Ramadan: Wake, drops, eat, pray, done!

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It has been a number of years since we started our campaign supporting Muslims to continue using their eye drops throughout Ramadan. Robyn Asprey, Development Manager for Southern England, had the pleasure of catching up with a couple of people who helped support the campaign in previous years. Dr Salman Waqar from the British Islamic […]

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News 17 March 2022

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and Gareth Bulpin win the Glaucoma UK ‘Excellence in Glaucoma Care Awards’

Gareth Bulpin accepting the Excellence in Glaucoma Care winner's award

Glaucoma UK’s annual ‘Excellence in Glaucoma Care Awards’ are designed to celebrate the wonderful work being done in glaucoma care. The winner and the runner up for the charity’s 2022 awards are shining examples of the latest innovations and excellence in patient care. Glaucoma UK is delighted to announce that the winners of the award […]

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News 11 March 2022

Joanne Creighton appointed new CEO of Glaucoma UK

Glaucoma UK is delighted to announce the appointment of Joanne Creighton as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Joanne will take up the role in late April 2022. Joanne has over 20 years of senior management experience in the charity sector and joins Glaucoma UK from the Canterbury Oast Trust, where she has held the […]

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