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While there are many causes of glaucoma, most cases are associated with increased intraocular pressure. Loss of vision is usually characterized by a gradual reduction in peripheral vision, which can lead to a tunnel vision effect. Glaucoma affects approximately 100 million people globally and is one of the leading causes of blindness in the world today. An estimated three million Americans have this sight-threatening disease. Because it is painless and advances gradually, many people who have glaucoma or elevated IOP have not been diagnosed. If detected and treated early, vision can usually be preserved.
Discovery about retinal zinc may show new way to protect, regenerate optic nerve in glaucoma patients

Discovery about retinal zinc may show new way to protect, regenerate optic nerve in glaucoma patients

New portable camera can photograph the retina without need for pupil-dilating eye drops

New portable camera can photograph the retina without need for pupil-dilating eye drops

New micro-pump technology may offer promising alternative to eye drops for glaucoma patients

New micro-pump technology may offer promising alternative to eye drops for glaucoma patients

Optegra Eye Health Care’s flagship Central London hospital celebrates first anniversary

Optegra Eye Health Care’s flagship Central London hospital celebrates first anniversary

New report shows how to manage patients with obesity by prescribing optimal medications

New report shows how to manage patients with obesity by prescribing optimal medications

New RNAi treatment safely blocks ocular inflammation in mice

New RNAi treatment safely blocks ocular inflammation in mice

Wills Eye expert discusses what patients need to know about Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Wills Eye expert discusses what patients need to know about Age-Related Macular Degeneration

NEI highlights new technologies and tools to help people living with low vision or blindness

NEI highlights new technologies and tools to help people living with low vision or blindness

Stem cell secretions appear to protect retinal ganglion cells in rats, study shows

Stem cell secretions appear to protect retinal ganglion cells in rats, study shows

Researchers explore cause for increasing use of cannabis among older Americans

Researchers explore cause for increasing use of cannabis among older Americans

NIH highlights key tips and facts about glaucoma

NIH highlights key tips and facts about glaucoma

Study shows new role of zinc in optic nerve injury

Study shows new role of zinc in optic nerve injury

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month - GRF shares information about sight-stealing disease

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month - GRF shares information about sight-stealing disease

New imaging technique could revolutionize assessment of eye health and disease

New imaging technique could revolutionize assessment of eye health and disease

Sight Sciences receives Health Canada approval for TRAB 360 Trabeculotomy System

Sight Sciences receives Health Canada approval for TRAB 360 Trabeculotomy System

Researchers use worms as model system to study how gut microbiome influences disease

Researchers use worms as model system to study how gut microbiome influences disease

New glasses may help expand sight of person with limited peripheral vision

New glasses may help expand sight of person with limited peripheral vision

New book provides insights into latest treatments for partial blindness

New book provides insights into latest treatments for partial blindness

New contact lens therapy effective in slowing progression of juvenile-onset myopia, study shows

New contact lens therapy effective in slowing progression of juvenile-onset myopia, study shows

Bone density could be one of early indicators of brain degeneration in Alzheimer's disease

Bone density could be one of early indicators of brain degeneration in Alzheimer's disease