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Focus on Glaucoma Lecture

In 2015, nearly 3 million people were blind due to glaucoma, and 4 million had moderate to severe vision impairment. Estimates suggest that nearly 80 million people will be living with some form of glaucoma by 2020.

What are the complexities? What are the issues, challenges and solutions?

IAPB and partners are organising a high-profile lecture on 12 March, 2019 at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in London. The Lecture will host Prof Sir Peng Khaw, Dr Winifred Nolan and Ms Jess Blijkers, who will be presenting on the complications of glaucoma, glaucoma care in developing countries and the critical need to scale up glaucoma services in Sub-saharan Africa.

Please visit the IAPB website for more details and registration.

#glaucomaweek in Australia

During World Glaucoma Week Glaucoma Australia will launch a new risk awareness campaign targeting people who are at greater risk of developing glaucoma to encourage them to get their eyes tested.

Glaucoma is the leading cause of avoidable blindness worldwide, affecting over 300,000 Australians, yet it is estimated that 50% of those living with glaucoma are undiagnosed. 

While nine out of 10 Australians say that sight is their most valued sense, over 8 million Australians are still not having regular eye tests. 

Get tested
Glaucoma Australia recommends all Australians 50 years or older visit an optometrist every 2 years for a comprehensive eye exam, and if you have a family history of glaucoma or are of Asian or African descent we recommend you get your eyes checked every 2 years from the age of 40.

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