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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.

7 March 2016

The International Glaucoma Association is focusing on the need for regular eye health checks to detect glaucoma, during this year’s World Glaucoma Week 2016. With 64 million people with glaucoma globally, and an estimated rise to 76 million, it is vital that people recognise the importance of eye health. A visit to the optometrist will […]

6 March 2016

The International Glaucoma Association is focusing on the need for regular eye health checks to detect glaucoma, during this year’s World Glaucoma Week 2016. With 64 million people with glaucoma globally and an estimated rise to 76 million, it is vital that people recognise the importance of eye health. A visit to the optometrist will quickly detect whether […]

10 February 2016

The International Glaucoma Association (IGA) provided advice and comment on what London looks like through the eyes of someone living with glaucoma. Here is the full article where you can see how glaucoma affects sight. Regular eye health checks are vital to detect glaucoma which often has no symptoms in the early stages.

3 February 2016

“Family Foresight” Raising awareness of glaucoma amongst relatives and the need for regular health checks This year’s National Glaucoma Awareness campaign (6-12 June 2016) focuses on the need for regular eye health checks for parents, children, brothers and sisters, if glaucoma has been diagnosed in the family. Close relatives are four times more likely to […]

17 October 2015

Comments Russell Young, CEO, International Glaucoma Association (IGA): “The IGA is extremely concerned that a fault with one of the machines used to assess a person’s fitness to drive will have led to some people with glaucoma having their driving licence wrongly revoked. The DVLA requires a visual field test to assess whether a driver […]

10 September 2015

The International Glaucoma Association (IGA) announces a new Liverpool based research projects during National Eye Health Week* (21-27 September) in a bid to improve treatments and quality of life for glaucoma patients. Mitochondrial Dysfunction in the Commonest Form of Glaucoma’ The IGA and the UK and Eire Glaucoma Society (UKEGS) is funding research by Dr […]

10 September 2015

The International Glaucoma Association (IGA) announces a new Nottingham based research project during National Eye Health Week* (21-27 September) in a bid to improve treatments and quality of life for glaucoma patients. Quality of life assessment in glaucoma patients undergoing glaucoma surgery The IGA and the UK and Eire Glaucoma Society (UKEGS) is funding research […]

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