Dr Weng NG MBBS (Hons), MPH, FRANZCO
Cataract and glaucoma surgeon at Eye Surgery Associates and Southern Eye Centre, Melbourne, VMO Alfred Hospital, Melbourne.
Conflicts: nothing to declare
Glaucoma affects 3% of Australians older than 49, and an exponential rise in prevalence is observed with increasing age. 1
The economic impact of glaucoma in Australia was estimated to be $4.3 billion in 2012, mainly due to our ageing