Oculo and Glaucoma Australia leading the way in Glaucoma community support
Oculo and Glaucoma Australia have partnered to enhance education of the community about glaucoma.
Oculo, the leading medical communications platform built to provide a better way for optometrists and ophthalmologists to care for patients and Glaucoma Australia, the peak glaucoma association in Australia have partnered to provide patients and their families with information and support on their condition.
“Working with Oculo, who have a vision for connecting eye care, is a good fit with our mission to eliminate glaucoma blindness. We are now more equipped to detect, diagnose, treat and support approximately 150,000 people who are currently unaware they have glaucoma.” says Annie Gibbins CEO of GA.
“Oculo is an inclusive system that facilitates quality care for eye patients. We are very pleased to be able to extend that service through the partnership with Glaucoma Australia.” says Oculo’s CEO Dr Kate Taylor.
“Communications through Oculo also help optometrist users connect with GPs and other medical specialists. This is important both for patient care and to promote the central role of optometry in primary eye care.”
About Glaucoma Australia:
Sadly, 50% of the 300,000 Australians who have glaucoma are completely unaware they have it and are therefore at risk of suffering preventable but irreversible blindness. This is an unacceptable health statistic. Detected and treated early, glaucoma blindness is totally avoidable.
Our reason for being and primary mission is to Eliminate Blindness due to Glaucoma.
Working with committed health professionals and exploiting powerful internet based technologies, our focus at Glaucoma Australia is to eliminate glaucoma blindness by early detection. Finding the 150,000 people who are currently unaware they have glaucoma is our key mandate. Due to the fact you are 10 times more likely to have glaucoma if you have a direct family member with it, we are first reaching out to the relatives of people with glaucoma to motivate them to have early and regular testing. Our strategies are proactive, collaborative and our achievements are measured. Our supporting strategies are to improve treatment adherence and to raise funds for Australian researchers who share in our passion and mission.
Oculo is the leading medical communications platform for clinical communications between eye
care professionals. It grew out of the Centre for Eye Research Australia. Oculo’s aim is to promote
the efficiency and quality of clinical communications – and ultimately to help deliver the best
possible care to eye patients so that they may enjoy the best possible sight. Over 3 million people
in Australia and New Zealand have or are at risk of blinding eye diseases and need regular eye
checks. They can get better care when eye care professionals can access to historical eye-imaging
data, test results and relevant medical histories. Eye care professionals can provide better care
with secure, auditable and shared clinical records. For more information, see oculo.com.au or
Media enquires should be directed to Dr Kate Taylor or to firstname.lastname@example.org.