Gains in glaucoma research community forum

Join CERA researchers at this free community forum either in person or online on World Glaucoma Day, 12 March 2024.

12 March 2024 10:30 am 12:00 pm

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Glaucoma is called the silent thief of sight because it often gives no warning until it is well-advanced. Early detection and intervention can halt vision loss for many, although better treatments are still needed for the people who go on to lose their vision.

Find out more about how glaucoma researchers at CERA are leading the way towards new treatments at this informative, free, community forum either in person or online.

You’ll gain insights and a better understanding of how new treatments and therapies for glaucoma are discovered. What you learn today may just save someone’s sight tomorrow.

At the community forum, you’ll hear from:

  • Dr Luis Alarcon-Martinez – How blood supply to the retina may contribute to vision loss in glaucoma.
  • Associate Professor Zhichao Wu – The discovery of new treatments for glaucoma and prevention.
  • Dr Jennifer Fan Gaskin – Preventing scarring after glaucoma surgery.
  • Dr Flora Hui – What’s a neuroprotectant and how do they work?


Stay up to date, be informed, tell us what matters most to you about glaucoma research and help us create a future free from vision loss and blindness.

A light lunch will be provided after the event.

Registrations for both in person tickets and livestream access are essential for this event. If you choose to register for the livestream, connection details will be emailed to you the week before the event. If you have trouble registering, please call CERA directly on 03 9929 8360.

For information on getting to the Martin Family Auditorium at the Eye + Ear Hospital, please visit Public Transport Victoria journey planner.

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