Glaucoma Australia aims to minimise sight disability from glaucoma by:

  • increasing community awareness and understanding of glaucoma and the need for regular eye checks
  • supporting glaucoma patients and their families particularly with information
  • funding glaucoma research.

Glaucoma Australia disseminates a newsletter and information about new developments in glaucoma medicines, diagnostic equipment and therapeutic procedures. Glaucoma Australia Support Groups in most States provide, through guest speakers, education and information on glaucoma, and members offer mutual support to glaucoma sufferers, their families and friends.

Contacts

Glaucoma Australia Inc.

1st Floor AMA House
33-35 Aitchison Street
St Leonards NSW 2065
PO Box 420
Crows Nest NSW 1585

Web site: www.glaucoma.org.au
Phone: (02) 9906 6640, Free call 1800 500 880
E-mail: glaucoma@glaucoma.org.au

For details on glaucoma meetings in South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria contact the Glaucoma Australia Melbourne office, phone (03) 9404 2974.

Australian Medicines Handbook, 4th edition 2003

The fourth edition of the Australian Medicines Handbook, due for release in December 2002, has been comprehensively updated to include new drugs and new evidence. Information on vaccines has been substantially expanded in this edition and a new section on acute coronary syndromes included. It is available as a book, CD-ROM, CDs for multiple users, and on-line via Health Communication Network.

Edited and reviewed by Australian health professionals, the Australian Medicines Handbook has become a standard educational tool in Australia. Now updated annually, it provides independent information in a concise format. Among its useful features are comparisons of drugs and drug classes, adverse effects listed in order of frequency, patient counselling points, advice for special populations, and clinically important drug interactions with their management.

Prices (including GST)
$152 book ($128 until mid-December 2002)
$152 CD-ROM ($128 until mid-December 2002)
$202 package -book and CD-ROM ($172 until mid-December 2002)
$99 student price - book only (with student identification)


Contacts
Australian Medicines Handbook Pty Ltd
PO Box 240 Rundle Mall
Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: (08) 8303 6977
Fax: (08) 8303 6980
E-mail: amh@amh.net.au
Web site: www.amh.net.au