NIH highlights key tips and facts about glaucoma
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  February 2, 2017  
  Glaucoma  
  The latest glaucoma news from News Medical  
 NIH highlights key tips and facts about glaucomaNIH highlights key tips and facts about glaucoma
 
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. The National Eye Institute, part of NIH, is highlighting key facts about this blinding disease, important tips for prevention and treatment, and research updates you may not know about.
 
 
 Central Retinal Vein Occlusion (CRVO)Central Retinal Vein Occlusion (CRVO)
 
Central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) is the most common disease of the retinal vessels. It refers to a blockage of the vein draining the retinal tissue at the back of the eye. Occurring mostly in the elderly or middle-aged, it causes a subacute loss of vision.
 
   Stem cell secretions appear to protect retinal ganglion cells in rats, study showsStem cell secretions appear to protect retinal ganglion cells in rats, study shows
 
A new study in rats shows that stem cell secretions, called exosomes, appear to protect cells in the retina, the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye.
 
   Subspecialties of OphthalmologySubspecialties of Ophthalmology
 
Ophthalmology is a specialization in medicine, but there are also several subspecialties of ophthalmology, which focus on certain diseases or parts of the eyes. This is not a complete list of all subspecialties in the field of ophthalmology, although it is a good overview of the possibilities for ophthalmologists who are looking to further specialize in a certain area.
 
   How to Manage Nail Patella SyndromeHow to Manage Nail Patella Syndrome
 
This is a genetic disorder that is likely to affect the nails, kneecaps, elbows, kidneys, and eyes of the individual. The dysplasia can affect a single organ or a combination of symptoms may be seen. Since Nail Patella Syndrome (NPS) is caused by a mutant gene which affects the embryonic development, it has no cure.
 
 Annual Health Checks for Women
 
Annual Health Checks for WomenWomen should be encouraged to have an annual general health check-up to discuss medical history and lifestyle choices and to detect early signs of diseases and enable early interventions when possible.
 
 
 How is Urine Leakage Treated?
 
How is Urine Leakage Treated?Urinary incontinence is a condition that presents in many forms and is a consequence of many etiologic events. In general, medical conditions such as urinary infections and diabetes should be properly treated and controlled to help with incontinence.
 
 
 Types of Eye Allergy
 
Types of Eye AllergyOcular allergies are both frequent and troublesome. The eye is often affected by allergic reactions of the eyelids, the conjunctiva and the cornea, either simultaneous with allergic rhinitis or by themselves. In fact, about 40 – 60% of allergic individuals have ocular symptoms.
 
 
 Researchers explore cause for increasing use of cannabis among older Americans
 
Researchers explore cause for increasing use of cannabis among older AmericansThe U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has reported that cannabis use by persons over age 50 has outpaced recent growth observed across all other age groups.