IGA: Coronavirus: Information for glaucoma patients

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31 March 2020
Source: International Glaucoma Association

The coronavirus pandemic is impacting all NHS services, and eye services are no exception. If the situation is causing you stress or anxiety, the IGA is here to support you. They know that as a nation, we need to support the NHS at this time and understand there will be sacrifices, but we also know that this isn’t always easy

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Making 2020 the “Year of Vision”

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19 December 2019
Source: Vision UK

At Vision UK we hope that 2020 will be a big year for eye health and sight loss and we would like to make it the “Year of Vision”.  The attached docs have been put together by a small group of Vision UK members (RNIB, The College of Optometrists, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Thomas Pocklington Trust and Guide Dogs)

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The International Glaucoma Association (IGA) and Santen UK Ltd. launch an educational series of films to help people understand glaucoma.

13 September 2019
Source: The International Glaucoma Association

The films feature leading experts in the field of ophthalmology who provide clear information about glaucoma sight loss, how it is detected, monitored and managed. Commenting on the series, the IGA says: “This is a comprehensive set of films which we hope will walk people through what glaucoma is, what to expect from the tests, what help is available and

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Fight for Sight calls for new round of applications for its Small Grant Awards with charity partners

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13 June 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight is partnering with five national charities with shared research interests to offer their Small Grant Awards, for which it is now inviting applications. Each Small Grant Award will be jointly funded by Fight for Sight and the respective charity partner, and will offer up to £15,000 to clinical or research scientists to conduct stand-alone research projects for

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International Glaucoma Association vacancy: Communication & Engagement Manager

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13 June 2019
Source: International Glaucoma Association

Organisation: International Glaucoma Association (IGA) Position: Communication & Engagement Manager Hours of work: Full time, 35 hours per week Contract: Permanent: Salary: £30,000 – £32,000 per annuam Location: Ashford, Kent Closing date: 8 July 2019 Proposed interview date: 17 July 2019 About you We’re looking for someone with creative vision to lead all our external and internal communications and to

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Scottish Muslims urged to take care of eye health during Ramadan

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3 May 2019
Source: RNIB Scotland

Scottish Muslims are being urged to be aware of their eye health when fasting during the religious month of Ramadan, which starts this weekend. Throughout Ramadan Muslims abstain from eating and drinking during daylight hours. Gozie JoeAdigwe of sight loss charity RNIB Scotland said: “People from some ethnic minority communities can be more vulnerable to some eye conditions, so it

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The Muslim Council of Britain working with the International Glaucoma Association (IGA): Ramadan: Don’t stop eye drop medication

15 May 2018
Source: IGA

The Muslim Council of Britain working with the International Glaucoma Association (IGA) strongly recommends not to stop glaucoma eye drop medication during Ramadan. Stopping drops even for a short period of time can cause permanent loss of vision MCB’s Deputy Secretary General, Dr Omer El-Hamdoon has confirmed that all Islamic Schools Of Thought agree that taking eye drops does not

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