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Glaucoma Australia

Glaucoma Australia is the peak body supporting glaucoma patients across Australia. It is a national, not-for-profit registered charity.

It is estimated that 300,000 Australians have glaucoma, but over 50% have not been diagnosed. That’s why Glaucoma Australia encourages all Australians to be more aware of their eye health and the importance of regular eye health checks. Early detection can save sight.

Vision and mission

For Australians to be free of glaucoma blindness.

To prevent sight loss by increasing early detection and improving treatment adherence.

How Glaucoma Australia can help

They help people with glaucoma to get detected early and adhere to their treatment management plan so they can prevent irreversible sight loss and maintain their quality of life with confidence in their eye health.

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Last reviewed: July 2023

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News & Media releases | Glaucoma Australia

Given the convincing findings from the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) on supplement recommendations in slowing down progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), it is not surprising that the role of diet and supplements has also been examined in glaucoma management

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Types of Glaucoma | Glaucoma Australia

There are many different types of glaucoma. However, most glaucomas can be divided into two categories: open-angle glaucoma; where the drain of the eye is...

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Managing Glaucoma in Regional & Remote Australia | Glaucoma Australia

It takes a collaborative effort, supported by strong protocols, to provide the gold standard of glaucoma care that patients living in regional and remote...

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Harnessing Technology for Better Outcomes in Glaucoma | Glaucoma Australia

With no community wide screening program in place, Australia and New Zealand rely on opportunistic screening to increase detection and reduce progression of...

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Testing For Glaucoma | Glaucoma Australia

Left untreated glaucoma can cause irreversible vision loss, however early detection and adherence to treatment can halt or significantly slow its...

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When Raised Pressure is Not Glaucoma | Glaucoma Australia

Why do some people have raised eye pressure yet not develop glaucoma?I am often asked how it is possible for people to have raised eye pressure and not have...

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Updates to Australia’s Fitness to Drive Criteria | Glaucoma Australia

Glaucoma can affect our vision and the ability to drive safely. It is important to be aware of how glaucoma can influence driving as well as the standard...

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Glaucoma Treatments | Glaucoma Australia

Although there is no cure for glaucoma, most people are able to manage their condition successfully with the use of eye drops, laser treatment, surgery or a...

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I Have Glaucoma | Glaucoma Australia

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with glaucoma, we're here to support you every step of the way. At Glaucoma Australia, we have a vision for...

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Laser Treatment | Glaucoma Australia

There are many different kinds of laser used in ophthalmology and specifically in glaucoma. A laser is amplified light energy which can be targeted to...

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