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News 21st October 2014

Bono helps to raise awareness of glaucoma

21 October 2014 The recent announcement by U2 lead singer Bono having had glaucoma for the last 20 years, has helped to raise national and international awareness of the sight loss condition. Whilst it is estimated that there are 600,000 people with glaucoma in the UK today, about half of these are undiagnosed. Widespread national […]

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News 9th October 2014

World Sight Day 2014

BRUSSELS, 09.10.2014 On the occasion of World Sight Day, the European Coalition for Vision (ECV) set an ambitious objective to leverage vision and eye health at European level. World Sight Day is a global event that focuses on bringing attention on blindness and vision impairment. It is observed worldwide on the second Thursday of October […]

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News 3rd October 2014

New Sight loss guide for general practitioners

3 October 2014 Comments Russell Young, CEO of the IGA on the launch of the new Sight loss in older people guide for general practitioners: “It is estimated there are 600,000 people with glaucoma in the UK, but half remain undetected, GPs can play a vital role in helping to identify people with an increased risk […]

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News 1st October 2014

Survey reveals GPs not confident in detecting eye conditions

1 October 2014 A new survey produced by UK Vision Strategy and the Royal College of General Practitioners, reveals that GPs in the UK are not confident in detecting early signs of major eye disease. When asked about diagnosing glaucoma, over half (51 per cent) said that they would not be confident. For full information […]

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News 29th August 2014

National Eye Health Week 22 to 28 September 2014

The IGA will be supporting the fifth National Eye Health Week (NEHW) which takes place on the 22 – 28 September 2014.  The week provides an opportunity for eye care charities, organisations and health professionals from across the UK to join together to promote the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight […]

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News 27th August 2014

The IGA at Notting Hill Carnival 2014

27 August 2014 Raising awareness of the need for eye tests amongst the African Caribbean community at Notting Hill Carnival 2014. Click on the Notting Hill Carnival live stream link: http://www.thelondonnottinghillcarnival.com/

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News 20th August 2014

IGA campaign extends to Notting Hill Carnival 2014

20 August 2014 The International Glaucoma Association will be advertising at the Notting Hill Carnival (23 to 25 August) as part of the organisations campaign to raise awareness of the need for African Caribbean’s to have regular eye tests to detect glaucoma and prevent blindness from glaucoma. Comments Russell Young: “The Notting Hill Carnival is […]

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News 12th August 2014

IGA Announces Research Awards 2015

12 August 2014 The International Glaucoma Association (IGA) announces the availability of £200,000 for critical research into glaucoma. The research grants will be awarded to a range of professionals dedicated to glaucoma research and the management and care of patients with glaucoma. Those benefiting from research grants will include: IGA/Royal College of Ophthalmologists joint award = £75,000  […]

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News 17th June 2014

IGA comments on Smartphone glasses covered in press today

17 June 2015 There has been widespread coverage today, on the development of Smartphone glasses that can help people registered blind to use their remaining sight. The glasses are still in development. The new technology will be useful for people diagnosed with Reginitis Pigmentosa, Diabetic Retinopathy, Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Cataracts. It will not benefit […]

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News 9th June 2014

3m Brits at risk of preventable sight loss

Despite opticians being trained to spot health issues, one in ten of Britons over the age of 40 are putting themselves at risk from the serious eye condition, glaucoma, by never or not having taken an eye test in the last five years. Even among people who are aware of glaucoma, less than half (48%) […]

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