202015Oct
Smoking & Your Eyes

Smoking & Your Eyes

While it is common knowledge that smoking can be damaging to our health, many people are unaware that smokers are at a much greater risk of developing eye health problems compared to non-smokers. Early onset of Age-related macular degeneration and cataracts are one of the leading causes of blindness and visual impairment worldwide. Tobacco smoke…

Read More
82015Oct
Glaucoma- You and your Family

Glaucoma- You and your Family

Scientists have identified six genetic variants associated with the eye condition glaucoma in people from around the world including Australia. The discovery, in three major studies, could help identify people at higher risk of the disease and lead to earlier screening and treatments. All three studies, published today in Nature Genetics, identify gene sequence variations of…

Read More
302014Nov
New guidelines for management of glaucoma

New guidelines for management of glaucoma

Optometrists will no longer be able to independently manage glaucoma patients, according to new guidelines from the Optometry Board of Australia (OBA). Instead ophthalmologists will take the lead in treating the disease, in collaboration with the patient’s optometrist. The new guidelines follow a long-running dispute between ophthalmologists and optometrists over the optometry guidelines for glaucoma…

Read More
142014Sep
Six gene variations linked to glaucoma risk

Six gene variations linked to glaucoma risk

Scientists have identified six genetic variants associated with the eye condition glaucoma in people from around the world including Australia. The discovery, in three major studies, could help identify people at higher risk of the disease and lead to earlier screening and treatments. All three studies, published today in Nature Genetics, identify gene sequence variations of…

Read More
22014Mar
Think B.I.G. for World Glaucoma Week

Think B.I.G. for World Glaucoma Week

The theme for this year’s World Glaucoma Week is – B.I.G- Beat Invisible Glaucoma. You can Beat Invisible Glaucoma with a simple optic nerve check. Everyone hopes to preserve their eyesight- this World Glaucoma Week help by taking part in the World’s B.I.G Breakfast. This is especially important if you have been diagnosed as having…

Read More