Glaucoma research can help make treatment more accessible in developing countries
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  April 30, 2017  
  Glaucoma  
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 Glaucoma research can help make treatment more accessible in developing countriesGlaucoma research can help make treatment more accessible in developing countries
 
Glaucoma in developing countries represents a significant health crisis. The great majority of people in developing countries aren't ever tested for glaucoma, so diagnosis and treatment are rare. And if they are diagnosed, they often can't pay for medication, assuming medications are available.
 
 
 Simple eye test can diagnose early signs of glaucomaSimple eye test can diagnose early signs of glaucoma
 
A SIMPLE eye test could help solve the biggest global cause of irreversible blindness, glaucoma. In clinical trials, the pioneering diagnostic -- developed by researchers at University College London and the Western Eye Hospital -- allowed doctors to see individual nerve cell death in the back of the eye.
 
   Discovery about retinal zinc may show new way to protect, regenerate optic nerve in glaucoma patientsDiscovery about retinal zinc may show new way to protect, regenerate optic nerve in glaucoma patients
 
Connecting pieces of information by finding a common thread often takes glaucoma researchers in unexpected directions.
 
   Healthy Vision Month: NEI focuses on women’s eye healthHealthy Vision Month: NEI focuses on women’s eye health
 
May is Healthy Vision Month when the National Eye Institute encourages everyone to make eye health a priority. This message is especially important for women, who make up two-thirds of all people living with blindness or visual impairment from diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract.
 
 Dedicated staff contribute greatly to successful screening of diabetic retinopathy
 
Dedicated staff contribute greatly to successful screening of diabetic retinopathyOnce Rafael Duran, ophthalmology technician, positions patient Maria Cortez Orozco just right in front of the high-optic retinal scan camera, he turns off the lights and waits for Orozco's eyes to dilate.
 
 
 New report outlines strategies for regenerating retinal ganglion cells
 
New report outlines strategies for regenerating retinal ganglion cellsA new report gives recommendations for regenerating retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), crucial neurons in the back of the eye that carry visual information to the brain.