A new groundbreaking research lead by the Centre for Eye Research Australia has detailed a genetic roadmap of glaucoma, which will allow to study more ways to combat the condition.

According to Glaucoma Australia, 2 in 100 Australians will develop glaucoma, and more than 80 million people globally will be affected by 2040. The study will help to develop better therapies and new drugs that could help reduce blindness. 

Produced By: Eduardo Jordan

Featured In Story: Alex Hewitt – Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Tasmania and Principal Investigator at the Centre for Eye Research Australia

First aired on The Wire, Thursday 9 June 2022